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Origin of Chittagonian Tribal Language


The local tribes of Chittagong Hill Tracts, collectively known as the Jumma, include the ChakmaMarmaTripuraTenchungya,Chak, Pankho, MruMurungBawmLushai, Khyang, and 
Khumi.
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The Chakma, who are also known as the Changma, is a Mongoloid tribe inhabiting in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. ( population of 350,000 ) . Their language is known as Changma vaj or Changma Kodha, which uses their native script known as Ojhopath. Originally belonging to the Tibeto-Burman family, Changma Vaj had been heavily influenced by Bengali.
Chakma Vocabulary :
The following is a list of the transcripted version of Chakma words:
  • Biju (changma' new year)
  • Juh (good morning, greeting in general)
  • ashidbad (thanks)
  • vei (brother)
  • bhon(sister)
  • buji(sister-in-law)
  • bonoi(brother-in-law)
  • aju(grandfater)
  • bhei(grandmother)
  • ma (mother)
  • bab (father)
  • Nobowh(bride)
  • Nojameih(bridegroom)
  • sowr(father-in-law)
  • surih(mother-in-law)
  • hudhoom(relatives)
  • kudhu (where)
  • idhu (here)
  • ageh (befor)
  • poreh (later)
  • muih (I)
  • tuih (you)
  • te (he/ she)
  • amih (we)
  • tumih (you)
  • tarah (they)
  • henjan agosh? (How are you?)
  • Muih gom aghong. (I am fine)
  • Tuih honna?(who are you)
  • Tawh nangan hi? (What is your name)
  • Tuih huttun (Where are you from)
  • Tuih Gom Agoch? (Are you alright?)
  • Tuih Hudu jor (Where are you going)
  • Muih bazarot jangor (I am going to the Market)
  • muih zangor (I am going)
  • tuih zor (you are going)
  • te zar (he/she is going)
  • amih zer (we are going)
  • tumih zor (you are going)
  • tarah zadond (they are going)
  • muih zang (I go)
  • tuih zash (you go)
  • te zaï (he/she goes)
  • amih zei (we go)
  • tumih zo (you go)
  • tarah zand (they go)
  • aama deshchan varih dowl (our country is very beautiful)
  • Hiyong (eaten finished, past)
  • Hangor (eating currently)
  • Hem (will eat in future)
  • Jiyong (went in the past )
  • Jangor (going)
  • Jem (will go in future)
  • Muih toreh hospang(I love you)
  • Muih tore gompang(i like u)
  • marry(mela)

Bawm Tribe :The Bawm are a tribal group living in the Bandarban district and a small fraction in the Rangamati district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. Of Burmese origin and speaking a Tibeto-Burman dialect, their tribal population stands at 6,000. Their name Bawm means ties.

Tibeto-Burman language family :
The Tibeto-Burman language family (sometimes considered a subfamily of the proposed Sino-Tibetan language family) is spoken in various central and south Asian countries: Myanmar (the Burmese language as well as the languages of minorities like the Karens and Kachins), Tibet (Tibetan language), northern Thailand (Lahu, Lisu, Akha languages), southern China, Nepal, Bhutan, India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir), and western Pakistan (Balti language).
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Aarar deshot aaiyu bondhu, Boitam dium ghoroth,
Doyrjyar kuloth thaiktaym dium, Chokh juraibu paharoth
(Chittagonian Language)
( Amader deshe asho bondhu, boshte dibo ghore
Shagor-kule thakte dibo, chokh jurabe pahare)
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