nounRohingya, or Ro·hin·gyas
- A Muslim people of southwest coastal Myanmar.
- The Indic language of the Rohingya.
Origin of RohingyaFrom Rohingya Ruáaingya ethnic self-designation Bengali Rohinga ultimately from Rohānga Bengali name of the late medieval and early modern kingdom of Arakan in what is now southwest coastal Myanmar probably akin to Arakanese (Tibeto-Burman language of Arakan) rakhuing Arakan and Aracan the name of Arakan that begins to appear in many European languages in the 1500s with the expansion of European maritime power
- The Indo-European language spoken in Arakan, Myanmar, closely related to Chittagonian.
- The people of Arakan, Myanmar, who speak this language.