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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, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032149>
First published online: 2019



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