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Debbarma-Kachari,[1] is a generic term applied to a number of ethnic groups, predominantly in Tripura state, India, speaking Tibeto-Burman languages or claiming a common ancestry. Debbarma language, one of the languages spoken by this group, Debbarma is the surname of Tripuri Clan from tripura or the title generally used by the Kokborok-speaking (Tibeto-Burmese) Tripuri people, the indigenous people of Tripura, a state in India. This is one of the cases where use of a surname reflects ethnic or tribal membership. The Debbarmas are the majority communities of a state called tripura till the Princely state tripura merged with Indian territory.

The variations of "Debbarma" include:

  • Debbarma
  • Deb Barma
  • Deb Burman
  • Dev Burman
  • Dev Barma

Based on an 1881 census, there were 17 groups within the Kachari family classification

  • Bodo-MechBodo_people
  • DimasaDimasa_people
  • Dhimal
  • Garo
  • Hajong
  • Koch
  • Lalung (Tiwa)
  • Mech
  • Moran
  • Phulgaria
  • Sutiya
  • Rabha
  • Sonowal
  • Saraniya
  • Solaimiya
  • Thengal
  • Tiprasa - Debbarma, Jamatia, Bru (Reangs), Mogs, Uchai, Noatia, Kalai, Halam, Rupini, Murasing, Tripura, Roaza, Hrangkhawl, Kaipeng etc,.

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