The Sinhalese Language

Sinhala sometimes referred by alternative spelling Sinhalese and also known as Helabasa is the native language of the island Sri Lanka, and the language of the Sinhalese, who make up the largest ethnic group of Sri Lanka. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages.

Sinhala is the mother tongue of about the 15 million Sinhalese totalling about 19 million, and is spoken by other groups in Sri Lanka as a second language. It is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka, along with Tamil and English. Sinhala has its own writing system which is an offspring of the Indian Brahmi script.
Sinhalese spoken in the Southern province of Sri Lanka (Galle, Matara and Hambantota districts) uses several words that are not found else where in the country; this is also the case for the Central part, and north-central region. For native speakers all dialects are mutually intelligible, and they might not even realize that the differences are significant.

The language of the Veddah people resembles Sinhala to a great extent, although it has a large number of words which cannot be traced to another language. Rodiya people use another dialect of Sinhala.

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sinhalese Transcreation

There are a wide range cultural aspects in the sinhalese speaking world that can vary quite significantly depending on the region. For example, many colors, symbols and region specific slang can have implications that can be quite different to those intended. It is vital that text be adapted accordingly.

In the translation industry we use the term ‘Transcreation’ to refer to this adaptation of a text to suit the cultural understanding of a specific target audience.

It can be a challenging task for a business to expand into the sinhalese market. It’s vitally important that marketing and advertising messages are correctly adapted to this audience, while not compromising the original purpose, style, tone and context of the message. An awareness of local cultural nuances and adapting your text accordingly is why our sinhalese translators only translate into there native tongue.

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In the age of globalization, localizing your website into sinhalese is a highly cost-effective investment and an easy way to expand your business presence in that target market. We can professionally translate your website into sinhalese, retaining its meaning and flavor as per your original content.  Don’t insult your prospective customers by using a “free website translation tool” that does nothing more than show disrespect; this is not a good start in building a client relationship.  We can work in HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, GIF, JPEG, Joomla, Drupal, PNG, and CMS.