Challenges Faced by Ulama in using Sinhala as a Second Language

சிங்களத்தை இரண்டாம் மொழியாகப் பயன்படுத்துவதில் உலமாக்கள் எதிர்கொள்ளும் சவால்கள்

  • AMM Hazib Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4411-0685
  • MJF Safna Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Keywords: Ulamas, Challenges, Sinhala Language, Sammanthurai

Abstract

The natives of Sri Lankans speak Sinhala, Muslims in the east who live in Muslim-majority areas and whose mother tongue is Tamil have a variety of problems in learning Sinhala. As a response, the purpose of this study is to assess Ulamas’ capability in Sinhala languagein the Sammanthurai region of eastern province, as well as the problems they experience in learning Sinhala. This research is based on quantitative data. The data was acquired using questionnaires from 50 people who have graduated as Ulama in the recent 5 years in Sammanthurai as a primary data. Research publications, journals, and the Internet were used to gather secondary data. MS Excel was applied to inspect the information gathered. The study’s findings show that, though everyone agrees it is essential to recognize Sinhala, they face a range of difficulties in using it.

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2022-07-01
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