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It seems as if the video comes from the Malaysian GGK -- their elite commandos. Here is a similar video from season one of the History Channel's "Special Forces" At 2 AM a group has been caught eating extra snails. Not sharing this bounty is against this rules. Recruit 2 is the leader of the pack. His whole team will be punished. They will wash the mud ...


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Short Answer The claim "Rohingya is a Bengali dialect" cannot be meaningfully proven due to difficulties in defining what constitutes a dialect and what constitutes a language. But it is safe to say "Rohingya is a member of a dialect continuum that includes Bengali". Long Answer Rohingya is classified as a part of Bengali-Assamese languages. As such, it ...


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It depends how you want to define that, but the trend over the past couple of decades has been toward increased marginalization of Rohingya, certainly in education. It's not clear if there is/was a trend in healthcare, but Rohingya definitely faced discrimination in that respect too. The Myanmar government doesn't appear to have provided much of anything by ...


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A reporter from Myanmar Times (the newspaper involved in the scandal referred to in the Guardian article) has written another article (again in English) about the scandal: In it, she agrees with the Guardian claim that the polite word for the vagina translates to "woman's body", and that other regional languages do not possess similar taboos for the word. ...


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Rohingya language: It is related to the Chittagonian language spoken in the neighboring southeastern Chittagong Division of Bangladesh See also the 1799 article A Comparative Vocabulary of Some of the Languages Spoken in the Burma Empire. Asiatic Researches 5: 219-240 See also number 62 here: http://www.ethnologue.com/18/map/MM_c/ and see this map http:...


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