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Chakma: Fact Sheet
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The Chakma are mainly followers of Theravāda Buddhism. They are referred to as Changhma in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region, and in the Rakhine region of Myanmar they are called Daingnet. It is estimated that there are close to seven million Chakmas living in Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar. The Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh is known as their homeland; from there, they have migrated to the Indian states of Mizoram, Tripura, and Assam, and later resettled in Arunachal Pradesh and We…

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Sengupta, Monimalika, “Chakma: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032149>
First published online: 2019



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