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Sri Lankan Moors

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Sri Lankan Moors are the third largest group in Sri Lanka. They are 9.23% of the population. Almost all of them follow Islam and speak Tamil as their mother tongue.[1][2][3][4][5] They are thought to be from Arab traders who came to Sri Lanka between the 700 and 1400.[6][7][8][9] Many Arabic words are mixed in their dialect, the way they talk.

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  3. Mohan, Vasundhara (1987). Identity Crisis of Sri Lankan Muslims. Delhi: Mittal Publications. pp. 9–14, 27–30, 67–74, 113–118.
  4. Zemzem, Akbar (1970). The Life and Times of Marhoom Wappichi Marikar (booklet). Colombo.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
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  7. de Munck, Victor (2005). "Islamic Orthodoxy and Sufism in Sri Lanka". Anthropos: 401–414 [403]. JSTOR 40466546.
  8. Mahroof, M. M. M. "Spoken Tamil Dialects Of The Muslims Of Sri Lanka: Language As Identity-Classifier". Islamic Studies. 34 (4): 407–426 [408]. JSTOR 20836916.
  9. "Race in Sri Lanka What Genetic evidence tells us". Retrieved 20 July 2014.