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


Rakhaingthz, the aborigines of Arakan, to which province of Burma they give their name (Arakan is a corrupt form of liahhaing); are a primitive branch of the Burmese family, hence in their chronicles are called M'rammakrih, i.e. "great" or "elder Burmese;" speech a rude and archaic form of Burmese, written with a modified form of the Burmese alphabet; religion Buddhism, except amongst the Mrus, Sbendus, and some other hill tribes, who are still Nature-worshippers.