Tanchangya at a Glance (In English)


The word “Tong” means Hill and “Taugya” means Jhum (Hilltop Sweden cultivation). So, the word Tanchangya means Hill Sweden farmer. Tanchangya peoples have been living in CHT since its prehistoric age. Now-a-days Tanchangya peoples live in Rangamati, Bandarban, Roisyabili & Sadhikyabili (Chittagong district), Ukhia and Teknaf (Cox’s bazaar district) areas of the Bangladesh. Tanchangyas also live in North-east Indian states (Asam, Tripura, and Mizoram) and Arakan state of the Myanmar.

Ancient Name: Doinnak

Alternative names and Spellings: Tang, Tong, Tongchongya, Tanteungya, Tongchangya, Doingnak

Population (in Bangladesh): 31,164 [Bangladesh National Census: 2001]. 50,000 (Rangamati District administration - 2004). According to the report of Daily Prothom-alo the number of Tanchangya is 51,773 in CHT (Published on 3 February, 2012).

Religion: Buddhism (Theravada) and Animism

Language: Tanchangya (dialect) consisting of seven slightly-variant dialects spoken among its seven clans (gosha). The Tanchangya language itself consists of Sanskrit, Prakrit and ancient Bengali. 

Main Livelihood: Hilltop cultivation (jhum).

Physiology: Mongoloid

Educational Percentage: 23%

Average marriageable age: 20 years

Socio-religious Festivals: Bishu, Bhudda Purnima, kathino chivar dan.

Traditional games: Ghila kala, Nahdeng kala, Gudhu kala.

Food: Rice, vegetables, cidhol, dry fishes.

Special characteristic: Cool and romantic in nature, religious, hospitable, fun-loving, and hard working among others

Honorable Persons: Venerable Agga Vangsha Mahathera (an important figure at the Sixth Buddhist Council), Biro Kumar Tanchangya & Ratikanta Tanchangya.




Tanchangya at a Glance (In Spanish)

La palabra "Tong" significa Hill y "Taugya" significa jhum (Colinas cultivo de Suecia). Así, la palabra significa Tanchangya Hill agricultor Suecia. Tanchangya pueblos han estado viviendo en CHT desde su prehistoria. Hoy en día, los pueblos Tanchangya viven en Rangamati, Bandarban, Roisyabili y Sadhikyabili (Chittagong distrito), y Ukhia Teknaf (distrito de Cox's Bazaar) las zonas de Bangladesh. Tanchangyas también viven en estados de la India del Norte-este (Asam, Tripura y Mizoram) y el estado de Arakan de Myanmar.

Nombre antiguo: Doinnak

Nombres alternativos y la ortografía: Tang, Tong, Tongchongya, Tanteungya, Tongchangya, Doingnak

Población: 31.164 en CHT [Censo: 2001] De acuerdo con la administración del distrito de Rangamati (2004) 50000 ..

Religión: budismo (Theravada) y el animismo

Idioma: Tanchangya (dialecto) [lengua Tanchangya consiste en Pali, Prakrit y antiguo bengalí]

Principales medios de vida: el cultivo de Hilltop (jhum).

Fisiología: mongoloides

Porcentaje de la Educación: 23%

Promedio de edad mínima para contraer matrimonio: 20 años

Festivales: Bishu, Bhudda Purnima, dan kathino chivar.

Tradicional juego: kala Ghila, Nahdeng kala, kala Gudhu.

Alimentos: arroz, vegetales, pescados cidhol y seco.

Especial característica: Fresco en la naturaleza, religiosos, hospitalarios, de los trabajadores musicales, etc duro

Honorable Persona: Mahāthera Venerable Vangsha Agga, Biro Kumar Tanchangya, Tanchangya Ratikanta.