The Chakma language (Changma Vaj / Changma Kodha) is an
Eastern Indo-Aryan language closely related to Bengali and
spoken by about 600,000 people in parts of Bangladesh and India.
About half the Chakma speakers live near Chittagong in southeast
Bangladesh, while the rest can be found in the states of Mizoram,
Assam, and Tripura in northeast India.
Chakma is written with an alphabet known as Chakma, Ajhā
pāṭh or Ojhopath. It developed from the Brahmi
script of ancient India.
Type of writing system: syllabic alphabet / abugida
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
Used to write: Chakma (Changma Vaj / Changma Kodha)
Vowels and vowel diacritics
Sample text in Chakma
A Bengali version of this text
These are our words, shaped
By our hands, our tools,
Our history. Lose them,
And we lose ourselves.