Ar·​a·​ka·​nese | \ ¦arəkə¦nēz, -ēs \
plural Arakanese

Definition of Arakanese

1a : a Burmese people of the western Arakan coastlands of Myanmar
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Arakanese

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History and Etymology for Arakanese

Arakan, division of Lower Burma + English -ese

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“Arakanese.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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