Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), Population
Burghers, Malays, population of Sri Lanka, Arabs, Dutch
About 74 percent of the population of Sri Lanka is of Sinhalese descent. The largest minority groups are the Sri Lankan Tamils and the Indian Tamils, which together account for about 18 percent of the population. The remaining population includes the descendants of Moors (Arabs), Burghers (Dutch), Malays, and Veddas.
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