Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Magh (Mogh, Mug), a non-Aryan people of east Bengal, probably of Kolarian stock; but the name is now improperly applied in Bengal to the lowland inhabitants of Arakan generally, whose proper name is Kiungtha. The true Maghs, who give their name to the Meghna estuary of the Brahmaputra, are a vigorous, hardy people, daring boatmen, and skilled agriculturists. Those of Arakan call themselves Miam-ma, i.e. Burmese, use a slightly modified form of the Burmese alphabet, and have long been Buddhist with a moderate share of Hindu culture.