[ roh-hin-juh, roh-hin-guh ]

  1. a member of a predominantly Islamic, Indic-speaking people of western coastal Myanmar, constituting an ethnic, religious, and linguistic minority in that country.

  2. the Indic language of the Rohingya, unrelated to the Tibeto-Burman language Burmese, the official language of Myanmar.

  1. relating to the Rohingya or their language: Music is deeply rooted in Rohingya culture.

Origin of Rohingya

First recorded in 1960–65; a self-designation of the Rohingya people

Words Nearby Rohingya Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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