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Rakhine people

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The Rakhine (Burmese and Rakhine: ရခိုင်လူမျိုး, Rakhine pronunciation: [ɹəkʰàiɰ̃ lùmjó], Burmese pronunciation: [jəkʰàiɰ̃ lùmjó]), also known as the Arakanese, are a Southeast Asian ethnic group in Myanmar (Burma) forming the majority along the coastal region of present-day Rakhine State (formerly called Arakan), although Rakhine communities also exist throughout the country, particularly in Ayeyarwady and Yangon Regions. They constitute approximately 5.53% or more of Myanmar's total population, but no accurate census figures exist. Smaller Rakhine communities exist in Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts and in India, where they are known as the Marma and Mog peoples respectively.

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Rakhine people
ရခိုင်လူမျိုး (Rakhine)
Rakhine students in folk costume in 2018
Total population
5,800,000 (2020 est.)
Regions with significant populations
Flag_of_Myanmar.svg Myanmar3,600,000
Flag_of_India.svg India50,000
Flag_of_Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh16,000
Rakhine, Burmese
Theravada Buddhism
Related ethnic groups