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Sri Lanka

Anne Sheeran

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Country in Asia. It is an island in the Indian Ocean, roughly 38 km from the southern tip of India and 960 km north of the Equator. With an area of approximately 65,610 km², it has a population of around 18·8 million (2000 estimate).

Keywords: Introduction; Tamil music and the music of Islam; Sinhala music; Music in the older religious networks; Popular music; Instruments

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Subjects: Music

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