What Does Sri Lanka Mean?


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Sri Lanka is an official name of a country, formerly named Ceylon. It adopted this name in 1972. It is called śrī lankā in Sinhala. Sri Lanka is a name adopted by this island when it faced invasion by Sighalese people.

The Island of Sri Lanka is called lankāva. The term 'Sri Lanka' has its origin in Sanskrit and means venerable Lanka. The word Sri means venerable or respected. The term Lanka name of this Island. It was named Lanka in Mahabharata and Ramayana. Lanka means land.

Sri Lanka was also known as Taprobane by Greek geographers. This country is known by various names. It was called Serendip by Arabs. The Poirtuguese named it Ceilão. Sri Lanka is found in the Indian Ocean to the south-east of India.

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