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Marma (မရမာ)

Marma is a member of the Lolo-Burmese branch of the Tibeto-Burman language family. It is spoken by about 180,600 people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, particularly in Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari districts. It is considered one of the dialects of Arakanese, along with Ramree and Sandowa.

Marma alphabet

Marma is written with a version the Burmese alphabet

Marma alphabet

Sample text in Marma

Sample text in Marma

Text carved by Tim Brookes of endangeredalphabets.com

Links

Information about the Marma language and people
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marma_language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marma_people
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/rmz/
https://www.facebook.com/marma.bd

Tibeto-Burman languages

Achang, Arakanese, Balti, Bantawa, Bisu, Drung, Dzongkha, Garo, Hajong, Hani, Hmar, Jingpho, Karen, Kayah Li, Ladakhi, Lahu, Lepcha, Limbu, Lipo, Lisu, Manipuri, Marma, Mro, Naxi, Nepal Bhasa / Newari, Sikkimese, Sunuwar, Tangkhul Naga, Tibetan, Tshangla, Tujia, Yi

Languages written with the Burmese script

Arakanese, Burmese, Jingpho, Karen, Marma, Palaung


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