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Rohingya in 1961 ‘Tatmadaw (Army) Journal’

 Category: Culture, History  Publisher: Myanmar Military (Tatmadaw)  Published: 18 July 1961  Tags: Myanmar MilitaryRohingyaRohingya EthnicityTatmadaw |  Download


“After the Mujahideen surrendered, (the) Rohingya leaders asked us not to call the Rohingya “Khaw Taw”, nor “Bengali”, nor Chittagonian Kalar (niggers), nor “Rakhine Muslims”. Instead they said their preferred and self-referential ethnic name was the Arabic word Rohingya.” – Brigadier Aung Gyi, Vice Chief of Staff of Burma Armed Forces Maungdaw, Myanmar