Chak people

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The Chaks
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.


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]


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