Talk:Sinhalese in Australia

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Merge[edit]

This article should be merged into Sri Lankan Australian, as the content here is taken from that article. Also most Sri Lankans in Australia are Sinhalese anyway, and this is the sole article of its kind.--Blackknight12 (talk) 02:23, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Most!=all. I prefer keeping them separate, because, as the other page says in the lead "According to Australian Bureau of Statistics data, there is no self-identifying 'Sri Lankan Australian' group. Persons linked to Sri Lanka self-identify as mainly Sinhalese Australian, Tamil Australian or 'Burgher'." But I would argue much more strongly if you proposed merging Tamil Australian as well. Minority, separately-identifying groups need separate pages for sure. Where the content came from is irrelevant, but I agree we could edit to reduce duplication. --99of9 (talk) 02:36, 14 January 2014 (UTC)
I would strongly argue that is false and furthermore it is unsourced, anyone could have written that. I will rewrite the lead. In Australia the vast majority of Sri Lankans, what ever ethnicity, are referred to as, or refer to themselves as Sri Lankan. There is less "division" in Australia than there may be in for example Canada. Sinhalese people usually refer to them selves as Sri Lankan so there is no need for a separate article, this is the only Sinhalese diaspora article in wiki. As for Tamil Australian I think we should discuss that separately.--Blackknight12 (talk) 03:05, 14 January 2014 (UTC)