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Rohingya or Rooinga in 1799 ‘A Comparative Vocabulary of Some of The Languages Spoken in The Burma Empire’

 Category: Culture, History  Publisher: Dr. Francis Buchanan  Published: 26 December 1799  Tags: ArakanNatives of ArakanRohingyaRooinga |  Download


“I shall now add three dialects, spoken in the Burma empire, but evidently derived from the language of the Hindu nation. The first is that spoken by the Mohammedans, who have been long settled in Arakan, and who call themselves Rooinga [Rohingya], or natives of Arakan.” – Dr. Francis Buchanan, A Comparative Vocabulary of Some of the Languages Spoken in the Burma Empire, p. 237