This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either
the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired
because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.
Chaungtha [ccq] is listed in E16 as a separate language of Myanmar without
specified location. It is simply Arakanese of Sit-Twe, i.e., Rakhine [rki]
( David Bradley 1995 ). See also: Rakhine [rki].
Both Chaungtha and Yangbye refer to similar varieties within the Rakhine (rki)
language. The speakers of these dialects identify themselves as "Rakhine".
Wordlists collected on Yangbye island and in Kyauktaw Township share at least
94% lexical similarity with the prestige variety of Rakhine spoken in Sittwe