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Tanchangya Language

a. Introduction The Tanchangya language is one of the eleven indigenous languages in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh, and an ethnic group in India and Myanmar. It is categorised under Indo-Aryan languages, a sub-group of Indo-Iranian branches of Indo-European language family, despite different scholars’ opinions of Tibeto-Burman language family. Tanchangya language is rich to […]

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Dainak people in Myanmar

Introduction Daingnet claims they are the descendants of the ancient Sakya race, who migrated from Central India to Myanmar in the first civilization called Tagaung in 9th century B.C. In India they are known as Tonchangya, and Tanchangya in Bangladesh and Daingnet in Rakhine state in Myanmar. According to Myanmar records, they were Sakyas then […]

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Ethnicity of Chakma and Tanchangya

By Rupak Debnath Chakmas are the major ethnic group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts; outside the Hill Tracts, there are Chakmas in Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. Tanchangyas number less than one- twelfth of the Chakma population; they are chiefly concentrated in the south and south-central parts of the Hill Tracts, with smaller numbers living […]

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