First Mro language grammar book brings a ray of hope for the indigenous community

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Younguang Mro: “his appearance is like a ray of light in the remote dark Chittagong hill tracts.” Art and words by Tufan Chakma. Used with permission. Every year, International Mother Language Day is celebrated to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and celebrating all mother languages in the world. This year, the highlight of this day in Bangladesh was the publication of the first grammar book written in Mro, an endangered indigenous language. The Mro (or Mru) people live in the Bandarban district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh. According to the 1991 cens…

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