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Debbarma-Kachari, 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:
- Deb Barma
- Deb Burman
- Dev Burman
- Dev Barma
Based on an 1881 census, there were 17 groups within the Kachari family classification
- Lalung (Tiwa)
- Tiprasa - Debbarma, Jamatia, Bru (Reangs), Mogs, Uchai, Noatia, Kalai, Halam, Rupini, Murasing, Tripura, Roaza, Hrangkhawl, Kaipeng etc,.
- Kirit Pradyot Deb Barma of the Tripuri Royal family
- Bir Bikram Kishore Debbarma 1908–1947, one of the last Kings of Tripuri
- Sachin Dev Burman, Bollywood composer and singer
- Rahul Dev Burman, Bollywood composer and singer
- Dasarath Debbarma, the only Tipra Chief minister of Tripura since the kingdom joined in Indian territory.
- Somdev Devvarma, Indian tennis player
- Aloy Deb Barma, Indian mixed martial artist
- Sourabhee Debbarma, first female Indian idol winner, TV performer and singer
- Manasi Debbarma, Indian Badminton player
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