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  • the Sanni Yakuma is a traditional Sinhalese exorcism and dance ritual that calls various demons believed to be ailing humans and humiliates them through comic and obscene enactments?
  • Reeri Yakseya, who is believed to be the most cruel and powerful demon in Sinhalese folklore, can assume 18 different apparitions?

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Question 1: This is supported by study looking at protein and blood group loci that suggests the Sinhalese are closer to Iranians and Afghans than to ________.
Aryan raceMongoloid raceCaucasian raceWhite people

Question 2: Most of the Sinhalese follow the ________ school of Buddhism.
Early Buddhist schoolsPāli CanonThird Buddhist councilTheravada

Question 3: [26] The Sinhalese and Sinti Roma also have a high frequency of ________ (38% and 53% respectively), as do West Bengalis of which the sinhalese are related to.
Haplogroup R1b (Y-DNA)Haplogroup R1a (Y-DNA)Haplogroup R2 (Y-DNA)Haplogroup L (Y-DNA)

Question 4: Sinhala literature dates back to antiquity with the ________ and the Culavamsa.

Question 5:
Sinhalese people, Jacqueline Fernandez and Mahinda Rajapaksa are all:
Sri Lankan people Indo-Aryan peoples Sinhala Sinhalese people

Question 6:
What is the population of Sinhalese people?

Question 7:
Which of the following are related to Sinhalese people?

Question 8: These are ancient sources which cover the histories of the powerful ancient kingdoms of ________ and Polonnaruwa.
MahavamsaAnuradhapuraAshoka the GreatBodh Gaya

Question 9: According to genetic evidence, the Sinhalese have their origins in ________ and North-East India, particularly Tamil Nadu and West Bengal .
South IndiaTulu NaduYakshaganaKarnataka

Question 10:
When was the Sinhalese people?
February 2009
March 2010
December 2009


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