Sinhala Numeration

Sinhala Zero and Large Numbers in Sinhala Mathematics— an analysis based upon the Pujavaliya

Harsha Wijayawardhana, B.S. in Biochemistry (Miami), CITP (UK), FBCS (UK) Abstract There is ample evidence that ancient Sinhala people had known the concept of zero and zero placeholder. Until the author presented that the Sinhala people had used a symbol for zero, most European scholars believed that Sinhala mathematics did not have a zero. This…

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