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Rohingya Line breaks: Ro|hin¦gya
Pronunciation: /ˈrəʊ(h)ɪndʒə/
(also Rohinga)

Definition of Rohingya in English:

noun (plural same or Rohingyas)

1A member of a Muslim people inhabiting western Burma (Myanmar): the UNHCR estimates 800,000 Rohingya live in Burma’s mountainous Rakhine state
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  • Among them are Acehnese from Indonesia and people from the minority Muslim community of Rohingyas in Myanmar.
  • The Rohingya in Myanmar live mostly in the northern state of Rahkine and in the past fled through Bangladesh and into the Middle East.
  • There are also hundreds of thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh.
2 [mass noun] The Indic language of the Rohingya: he asked me if I spoke Rohingya
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  • In retrospect, perhaps I should have asked him to speak Rohingya. But what he said is more important than what language he spoke.
  • They only speak Rohingya.
  • Rohingya (Ruáingga) is the spoken language of Rohingya people which is similar to Chittagonian language spoken in the neighbouring Chittagong region of Bangladesh.


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Relating to or denoting the Rohingya or their language: Rohingya communities Rohingya Muslims
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  • Authorities are now trying to ascertain whether they are members of the Rohingya community from the Arakan region of Myanmar.
  • The ruling states that the man is a member of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar and had been involved in pro-democracy political activities.
  • A local woman helped a Rohingya refugee in a small hospital after she was rescued yesterday off Indonesia.


Rohingya: self-designation, from the name of a former kingdom of Burma.

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