Rohingya


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Ro·hin·gya

 (rō-hĭn′jə)
n. Rohingya or Ro·hin·gyas
1. A Muslim people of southwest coastal Myanmar.
2. The Indic language of the Rohingya.

[From Rohingya Ruáaingya, ethnic self-designation; akin to Bengali Rohiṅga, ultimately from Rohāṅga, Bengali name of the late medieval and early modern kingdom of Arakan in what is now southwest coastal Myanmar; probably akin to Arakanese (Tibeto-Burman language of Arakan) rakhuing, Arakan, and Aracan, the name of Arakan that begins to appear in many European languages in the 1500s with the expansion of European maritime power.]

Ro·hin′gya adj.
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The Rohingya have been subject to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Amnesty International said Myanmar's Rakhine State is being militarized at an alarming pace, as authorities are building security force bases and bulldozing land where Rohingya villages were burned to the ground just months ago.
The collective global silence over the unending misery of Rohingya Muslims is not only deafening but also alarming.
RAKHINE -- Myanmar has not stopped its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, a United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday.
The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar continues," UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour said on Tuesday after speaking to newly-arrived Rohingya in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
The US government will remain beside Bangladesh to resolve the long-standing Rohingya crisis and ensure safe, secure and dignified return of Rohingya people to their homeland in Myanmar's Rakhine State, reports BSS.
THE Burmese government has defended the deployment of more security forces to the border with Bangladesh, rejecting suspicions their aim is to drive 6,000 Rohingya refugees in no-man'sland into Bangladeshi territory.
BRUSSELS, March 1 (KUNA) -- A seminar on the Rohingya crisis held at the European Parliament Wednesday called on the international community to take up bigger responsibility to stop the ethnic-cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority.
GENEVA/NEW YORK: The Urgent efforts were needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya children who were threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar, said UNICEF.
Men walk at a Rohingya village outside Maugndaw in Rakhine state, Myanmar October 27, 2016.
Although the genocide of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar has gathered greater media attention in recent months, there is no indication that the international community is prepared to act in any meaningful way, thus leaving hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees stranded in border camps between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Suu Kyi and her country's military should be urgently referred to the International Criminal Court and held directly responsible for their ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya minority.