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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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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Nearly 10,000 Rohingya people were killed in one month following Myanmar's government-led crackdown in the Rakhine state in late August last year, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
The ongoing persecution of the Rohingya people has entered a new phase.
A 2016 UN report on the treatment of minorities in Myanmar, stated Rohingya people are denied several rights - including healthcare, education and marriage - associated with having Burmese citizenship.
RAKHINE -- Myanmar has not stopped its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, a United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday.
7 (Petra)-- Myanmar has not stopped its ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in Rakhine state, a United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday.
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.
Senator Susan Collins urged her to address the atrocities committed against the Rohingya people and allow representatives from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) into the Rahkine State to complete their UN-sanctioned fact-finding mission.
Saiful, who used to work for a non-government organisation in Rakhine, said the Rohingya people must be given compensation as well for the losses they had suffered.
BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- The mass exodus of Rohingya people following human rights violations makes it necessary for the EU to reassess its relationship with Myanmar, according to a nine-member European Parliament delegation that visited Myanmar and Bangladesh from 12-16 February.
16 (BNA): The mass exodus of the Rohingya people following human rights violations makes it necessary for the EU to reassess its relationship with Myanmar, according to a nine-member European Parliament (EP) delegation that visited Myanmar and Bangladesh from 12-16 February.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson recently visited Myanmar and Bangladesh and saw for himself some of the devastated and burned-out villages where the Rohingya people used to live.
But the Myanmar State Counsellor will now be stripped of the honour for failing to condemn the persecution of the Rohingya people in her home country.