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Introduction: The Chaks are considered to be a sub-group of the Chakma (Lewin 1869:65). But loffler maintains that the saks living in Arakan and the chaks in CHT. Descended from the same people as the chakmas. The Chaks call themselves “Asak”; The Sak population in Arakan also calls itself “Asak.” Their language resembles Kadu which is spoken in Myitkhyina district of northern Myanmar, and also with Andro and Sengmai languages of Manipur district in India. The Chaks are divided into two sects: Ando and Ngarek. They are Buddhists.


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