The Jumma Nation (জুম্ম জাতি)

The Jumma people’s (Bengali: জুম্ম জাতি বা জনগোষ্ঠী) is a collective term for the indigenous peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of present-day Bangladesh. They included thirteen ethnic communities. They are the Chakma, Marma, Tripuri, Tanchangya, Chak, Pankho, Mru, Bawm, Lushai, Khyang, Rakhine, Assamese, and Khumi.

Jumma obviously a group of collective nation, as like mixed nation Bengali. The “Jumma” origine from word “Jumia”. The name of jumia (“jum farmer”) is derived from jum cultivation, or slash-and-burn farming. It is a reappropriated term originally used by outsiders. They are also known as Pahari indigenous, which simply means “Hill People”.

The Jumma’s are native people in Indian sub-continent, unrelated to Bangla spoken by Bengalis. They have own language, culture, history, festival, folklore, system of king administrative etc. Religiously they are distinct as well, most being Buddhist, some Hindu and some are Christianized, recently with only a small number having converted to Islam very tactful. In addition, they have retained some traditional religious practices. (Source of article: Wikipedia)

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