Chak

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A language of Bangladesh

Alternate Names
Sak, Tsak
Population

3,000 in Bangladesh (Bradley 2007b). Total users in all countries: 4,000.

Location

Chittagong division: Baishari, Bandarban, Bishar Chokpra; south Naikhongchari area in Arakan Blue mountains. 14 villages.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Language Use

All ages. Most also use Marma [rmz], especially those living near Bandarban. Also use Bengali [ben]. Used as L2 by Bengali [ben], Marma [rmz], Tangchangya [tnv], Tippera [tpe].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 25% Bengali [ben].
Other Comments

Distinct from Chakma [ccp]. Traditional religion.

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