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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He said the government along with other international aid providing organizations is constructing temporary shades, latrines and other necessary facilities at safer places, where the Rohingyas would be relocated.
Summary: London [UK], Mar 12 (ANI): Myanmar is allegedly building military bases on the top of razed Rohingya villages, where the Rohingyas once lived before their persecution by the country's security forces in August last year.
Le nettoyage ethnique des Rohingyas du Myanmar se poursuit, a denonce mardi le Sous-Secretaire general des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme, Andrew Gilmour, au terme d'une visite de quatre jours au Bangladesh.
Retired) Khorshed Alam told Arab News: "They did this to scare the Rohingyas living at the zero line, and this is against the agreement signed earlier by the two countries.
Myanmar's destruction is seemingly motivated by similar intentions: to achieve ethnic cleansing of the Muslim minority Rohingyas and drive them out of Myanmar.
The issue also echoed in the so-called Kashmir Assembly and Speaker Kavinder Gupta, who is a legislator from the local constituency, blamed Rohingyas for the attack.
Earlier, the House was adjourned amid chaos over Speaker's controversial remarks against Rohingyas.
The administration has transferred the Rohingyas to Cox's Bazar who earlier took shelter on different points of Naikhongchhari Upazila in Bandarban District.
After an exodus of more than 650,000 Rohingyas, thousands killed and many women raped, Myanmar's military has admitted that its soldiers murdered 10 captured Rohingya who it claims were 'terrorists' during insurgent attacks at the beginning of September last year.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (KUNA) -- President of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi has hailed the army for acknowledging that "extra-law" killings have taken place targeting Muslim Rohingyas in western Rakhine state.
Azeem Ibrahim's The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmars Hidden Genocide traces the genealogy of the problem that Rohingyas are facing in Myanmar--the government's refusal to acknowledge them as an ethnic minority thereby denying them civic rights.
Nurul Salam lost his job in Delhi after the Indian government termed Rohingyas -- one of the world's most persecuted minorities -- as a"security threat".