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Wilhelm Ludwig Geiger
was a German Orientalist, in the fields of Indian and Iranian languages. He was known as a specialist in Pali
, Sinhala language and the Dhivehi
Maldivian is an Indo-Aryan language predominantly spoken by about 350,000 people in the Maldives where it is the national language. It is also the first language of nearly 10,000 people in the island of Minicoy in the Union territory of Lakshadweep, India where the Mahl dialect of the Maldivian...
language of the Maldives
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He travelled to Ceylon in 1895 to study the language. He appeared on a stamp in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a country off the southern coast of the Indian subcontinent. Known until 1972 as Ceylon , Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait, and lies in the vicinity of India and the...
, in 1989.
The physicist Hans Geiger
, inventor of the Geiger counter
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, was his son.
- A Grammar of the Sinhalese Language
- Mahavamsa : the great chronicle of Ceylon, translation (scan)
- Pali Literature and Language; revised by K. R. Norman
Kenneth Roy Norman is a leading scholar of Middle Indo-Aryan or Prakrit, particularly of Pali. He saw military service in India and Malaya and studied classics at Cambridge University, and spent most of his career teaching Prakrit at Cambridge University.He was a visiting professor at SOAS and...
under the title A Pali Grammar
- Ceylon. Tagebuchblätter und Reiseerinnerungen.
- Maldivian Linguistic Studies. Colombo 1919.
- Grundriss der iranischen Philologie, with Ernst Kuhn