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Taprabane is rīce and īegland be Indealandes sūðernum strande in þǣm Indiscan Gārsecge. Sēo īeg hæfþ tƿeontig þūsend þūsenda manna.

Tāprabane and his Byrige

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Tāprabane hæfþ in missenlicum gereordum mænige namen. Ealdcrēcas nemdon hīe Taprobane[1] (and Ælfred cyning geaf hire þone naman Tāpraban and Dēprobane. Þām Arabum ƿæs hēo Serendib[2]. Tō Marco Polo ƿæs hēo cūþ sƿā Seilan, and Ceilão ƿæs se nama gegifan be Portugalƿarum þā hīe cōmon to Tāprabane in þǣm 1505. gēare[3]. On NĪƿum Englisce ƿæs þæs īeglandes nama Ceylon[4].

In þǣm 1972. gēare ƿæs þæs rīces ambihtlīc nama aƿended tō "Sri Lanka" (in Sinhalisce   śrī laṃkā, IPA: [ˌʃɾiːˈlaŋkaː]. Þæs īeglandes āgnan nama is in Sinhalisce ලංකාව Laṃkāva, IPA: [laŋˈkaːʋə], and in Tamilisce இலங்கை ilaṅkai, iˈlaŋgai). "Sri Lanka" is of Sanskrit ƿorde laṃkā, þe is "boldƿelena land"[5], þe ƿæs ēac his nama in ealdre Indiscre sægene þæs "Mahabharata" and þæs "Ramayana". Sri is Sanskritisc titul of āre.

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