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Ceylon:

see Sri LankaSri Lanka
[Sinhalese,=resplendent land], formerly Ceylon, ancient Taprobane, officially Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, island republic (2015 est. pop. 20,714,000), 25,332 sq mi (65,610 sq km), in the Indian Ocean, just SE of India.
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Ceylon

1. the former name (until 1972) of Sri Lanka
2. an island in the Indian Ocean, off the SE coast of India: consists politically of the republic of Sri Lanka. Area: 64 644 sq. km (24 959 sq. miles)
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(62) The music dramas used Indian and Middle Eastern plotlines and actors from a range of ethnicities and nationalities, including Ceylonese, Indians, Arabs, Malays, Chinese and Eurasians.
Chemical investigation of Ceylonese plants: A survey of plants of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) for alkaloids.
My landlady in Norfolk Square was happy to take in Ceylonese, but did not entertain Irish, so it wasn't just colour prejudice!" Of course, the most antagonistic sign ever reported outside a boarding house was the notorious, outrageous and insensitive declaration: "No Irish, no blacks, no dogs!' It was clearly intended to stir up emotions around mass immigration as well as making an in your face negative statement discouraging right of passage.
The Ceylonese chronicle Dipavamsa reports that the recently converted king of Sri Lanka approached bhikkhu Mahinda with the request to allow his wife, queen Anula, to go forth.
Adding to the fun are Andy Karl as Mueller's Ceylonese brother, and musical-comedy veteran Gregg Edelman as the local reverend.
Thurai's writing imparts information deftly in a manner that assumes no prior familiarity with Ceylonese culture or history: ""There are plenty of other parasites in this country: people in positions of authority, who will resist change, who want power only for themselves.
But to be more precise, it was not that I wanted to get up and dance like the Ceylonese on the screen; I was moved by the moving image on the screen (and the sound), but I didn't want to mimic the dancers' exact movements with my own.
No Ceylonese combat troops were deployed by the British after the Cocos Islands mutiny.
Later, discovering many biblical names among the Ceylonese, Sapir
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