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Anthropology – Race in Sri Lanka

Race in Sri Lanka: What genetic evidence tells us By Asiff Hussein Race is a touchy issue almost everywhere in the world but nowhere is this more pronounced than in countries where there is a plurality of peoples. People become more race conscious when another group of people differing in …

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Linguistics – Sinhala 6000 years ago

by Asiff Hussein¬† It would seem surprising to many that the origins of the Sinhala language could be traced back to 6,000 years ago. Surprising but true. Linguistic research pioneered by nineteenth century German linguists like Franz Bopp and August Schleicher have made it possible to connect Sinhala words to …

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