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Type Political Subdivision
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /rə.ˈkaɪn/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Arakanese ရခိုင် (rahkaing), the name of the Rakhine (or Arakanese) people, which is believed to be derived from Pali Rakkhapura or Rakkhita meaning "land of the Rakshasas" (the name of a legendary creature in Hindu mythology). This is the name of a state in Myanmar, also called Arakan.
Added 11/8/2020 by HL
Edited 9/9/2021 by HL