Pronunciation: (srē" läng'ku, lang'ku, shrē"), [key]
an island republic in the Indian Ocean, S of India: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 14,200,000; 25,332 sq. mi. (65,610 sq. km). Cap.: Colombo. Formerly, Ceylon. Arabic, Serendip.
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