Our Ethnic Friends (1)
Keyword: ethnic, region, majority, minority, shifting.
The ethnic people in Bangladesh hold a very important place in the culture of the country. The majority of these people live in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The others live in the regions of Mymensingh, Rajshahi, and Sylhet. They live in forest areas, in the hills and in rural areas. They practice Jhum cultivation. They clear a piece of land in the forest, prepare it and sow seeds in it. They are mostly farmers. By religion, they are Hindu, Christians or Buddhists. They speak their own mother tongues. Some of them are the Chakmas, the Normans, the Tipperas and the Moorings who live in the Hill Tracts. The Santals live in Rajshahi. The Tippers and the Moorings who live in the Hill tracts. The Santals live in Rajshahi. The Khasis and the Moorings who live in Sylhet and the Harang and the Gators in Mymensingh.
Our Ethnic Friends (2)
Keyword : characteristics, communities, maize, poultry.
Most of these ethnic people living in Bangladesh have some common characteristics. They have their own lifestyles. They built their houses on bamboo or wooden platforms called 'matching'. Rice is their staple food. They eat vegetables, maize, and fish, poultry, and meat. Their kitchen utensils are bamboo,wooden and earthen pots which they make themselves. Men wear lungs and women wear Thames or sarongs and aegis. Women weave their own clothes. Hunting and fishing are their favorite pastimes. They are fond of songs, music, dances,theater and fair. Traditional musical instruments used are bulges made from buffalo horns, drums, and bamboo flutes. Wrestling is a popular sport for them.