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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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