International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9 in the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous People commemorating the creation in 1982 of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations.

This image is the logo of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.  It features the artwork of Rebang Dewan, a Chakma boy from Bangladesh.

The Chakmas are an ethnic group found in eastern India, western Myanmar, and in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. There are over 434,000 Chakmas.  The Chakma have their own language, Changma Vaj. Its writing system is very similar to Khmer script used in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

08-09-17


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