Chakma language

Chakma language
Changma Kodha
Spoken in Bangladesh and India
Region Chittagong Hill Tracts, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura
Native speakers 300,000 in India
Language family
  • Indo-Aryan
    • Eastern Group
      • Bengali–Assamese
        • Chakma
Writing system Chakma script
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ccp

Chakma language (Changma Vaj or Changma Kodha) is an Indo-European language spoken by the Chakma people. Its better-known closest relatives are Bengali, Assamese, Chittagonian, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Tanchangya, Rohingya and Sylheti. It is spoken by nearly 310,000 people in southeast Bangladesh near Chittagong City, and another 300,000 in India in Mizoram, Assam, and Tripura. It is written using the Chakma script, which is also called   Ajhā pāṭh, sometimes romanized Ojhopath. Literacy in Chakma script is low.


  • Cāṅmā, Cirajyoti and Maṅgal Cāṅgmā. 1982. Cāṅmār āg pudhi (Chakma primer). Rāṅamāṭi:Cāṅmābhāṣā Prakāśanā Pariṣad.
  • Khisa, Bhagadatta. 2001. Cāṅmā pattham pāt (Chakma primer.) Rāṅamāṭi: Tribal Cultural Institute(TCI).
  • Singā. 2004. Phagadāṅ

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