Chak people

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The Chaks
Total population
2000 (In Bangladesh)
according to the 1991 Bangladesh census
Regions with significant populations

Majority populations in Bangladesh and also in Burma In Bangladesh the Chaks reside in Bandarban District and Rangamati Hill District of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

In Burma the Chaks reside in Arakan.
Theravada Buddhism
Not to be confused with the Chakma people

The Chaks (Bengali: চাক), are a community inhabiting the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and also in Burma with a population of only 2000 in Bangladesh according to the 1991 census.


The Chaks entered the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the 14th century after their kingdom was overrun by the Arakanese. Still there are Chaks living in Arakan.[1]

Religion and Population[edit]

The Chaks are Buddhists. As per 1991 census the total Chak population in Bangladesh is only 2000. Out of them 1681 live in Bandarban District and the rest in Rangamati Hill District.


  1. ^ Saradindu Shekhar Chakma. Ethnic Cleansing in Chittagong Hill Tracts. p. 38.