Chakma Tribe People




July 20, 2024

  • Chakma also known as Changma, Sakma, Sangam.
  • Chakma Peopoles are a Indian Subcontinent eastermost region’s Native group.
  • Chakma is largest indigenous Ethnic group population of Bangladesh Chittagong Hill Tracts Region in Southern Bangladesh.
  • In Mizoram, India (Chakma Autonmous District Council) they are second largest ethnic group.
  • Ttoal Population – 500,000 (According to 2011 Census).
  • Primary Home Regions – Bangladesh, India, Myanmar
  • Chakma Language Script – Chakma Script (Part of Indo-Aryan Language Family).
  • Language – Chakma, Bengali, Hindi, English, Burmese, Assames.
  • Religion – Predominantly – Thervada Buddhism and Minority – Christianity.
  • Ethnic Group – Indo-Aryan Peoples, Sino-Tibetan Peoples.
  • Apart from Bangladesh and Mizoram, India chakmas are also significant population in other parts of North-East India.
  • Arunachal Pradesh, India – 50,000 Chakma.
  • Tripura, India – 40,000 to 50,000 Chakma.
  • Assam, India – 20,000 to 30,000 Chakma.
  • Their ethnicity is closely linked with the pepoles of east asia.
  • They are divided into 46 clans of Gozas.
  • Chakma Community is headed by the Chkma Raja.
  • Chakma nae derives from the Sanskrit word “Sakthimaha”, Which means powerfyl and great.
  • Notable Peoples of Chakam –
  • Amit Chakma, Devasish Roy, Manabendra Narayan Larma, Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, Prajnananda Mahathera, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Tridev Roy, Santana Chakma, Benita Roy, Bijoy Giri, Charu Bikash Chakma, Chandra Kalindi Roy Henriksen, Monika Chakma, Sambhu Lal Chakma, Buddha Dhan Chakma, Champa Chakma