Dr. Francis Buchanan

Announcement Date: December 26, 1799
“I shall now add three dialects, spoken in the Burma empire, but evidently derived from the language of the Hindu nation. The first is that spoken by the Mohammedans, who have been long settled in Arakan, and who call themselves Rooinga, or natives of Arakan.”
Dr. Francis Buchanan, 1799
A Comparative Vocabulary of Some of the Languages Spoken in the Burma Empire,
p. 237