22 Facts About Rohingya people


The community claims it is descended from Rohingya people in precolonial Arakan and colonial Arakan; historically, the region was an independent kingdom between Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,353

Usage of the term Rohingya people has been historically documented prior to the British Raj.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,354

Leider believes the Rohingya people is a political movement that started in the 1950s to create "an autonomous Muslim zone" in Rakhine.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,355

Rohingya people population is concentrated in the historical region of Arakan, an old coastal country in Southeast Asia.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,356

The four Rohingya people MPs included Shamsul Anwarul Huq, Chit Lwin Ebrahim, Fazal Ahmed and Nur Ahmed.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,357

Rohingya people politicians have been jailed to disbar them from contesting elections.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,358

Groups like Rohingya people who do not belong to any of these 135 ethnicities were denied citizenship rights.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,359

The Rohingya people-led NDPHR political party was banned and its leaders were jailed.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,360

The Rohingya people community have been known as Arakanese Indians and Arakanese Muslims.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,361

Since the 1982 citizenship law, Burmese juntas and governments have strongly objected to the usage of the term of Rohingya people, preferring to label the community as "bengali illegal immigrants".

FactSnippet No. 1,474,362

Rohingya people mujahideen are still active within the remote areas of Arakan.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,363

Rohingya people scholars have claimed that Rakhine was previously an Islamic state for a millennium, or that Muslims were king-makers of Rakhine kings for 350 years.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,364

Some Rohingya people politicians have labelled Burmese and international historians as "Rakhine sympathizers" for rejecting the purported historical origins.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,365

Holy See diplomat stated that at least 3000 Rohingya people were killed by Myanmar security forces in August and September 2017.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,366

On 9 July 2020, HRW urged Bangladeshi authorities to immediately move over 300 Rohingya people refugees, including children, from the silt island of Bhasan Char to the Cox's Bazar refugee camps to let them reside with their families.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,367

Rohingya people language is part of the Indo-Aryan sub-branch of the greater Indo-European language family and is related to the Chittagonian language spoken in the southernmost part of Bangladesh bordering Myanmar.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,368

Rohingya people scholars have written the Rohingya people language in various scripts including the Arabic, Hanifi, Urdu, Roman, and Burmese alphabets, where Hanifi is a newly developed alphabet derived from Arabic with the addition of four characters from Latin and Burmese.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,369

Rohingya people have been described as "one of the world's least wanted minorities" and "some of the world's most persecuted people".

FactSnippet No. 1,474,370

Rohingya people are denied freedom of movement as well as the right to receive a higher education.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,371

In February 2009, many Rohingya people refugees were rescued by Acehnese sailors in the Strait of Malacca, after 21 days at sea.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,372

On 29 March 2014, the Burmese government banned the word "Rohingya people" and asked that members of the minority group be registered as "Bengalis" in the 2014 Myanmar Census, the first census to be held in three decades.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,373

Malaysian authorities have expressed concern that militant Rohingya people groups have been raising funds by extorting money from Rohingya people refugees in the country.

FactSnippet No. 1,474,374