BOHMONG

BOHMONG (Kingdom) 

 

AREA: 4,479 km2 REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: N/A
LOCATION: Bangladesh (Chittagong
Hills Tract)
DYNASTY: Tungoo RELIGION: Theravadda Buddhist
CAPITAL:
Bandarban
POPULATION:
292,000 (2001)
PRESENT RULER: Raja AUNG SHWE
PRU CHOWDHURY
, The 15th Magh of the
Bohmong since 1959.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The first ruler of Boh Mong circle was Mong Saw Pru who was the son of
King Nanda Bayin of Pegu, Burma. Although
the Rajas are the descendants of the Burmese, they speak the Arakanese
dialect and take Arakanese names. The
Bangladesh Government still recognises these Hereditary Kingdoms (under
the 1900 Chittagong Hill Tracts Agreement). Rulers were….

    1. Raja MONG SAW PRU,
      1st Governor of the Bohmong Circle
      1599/1631, son of King Nanda Bayin of Pegu, Burma; he was
      subject to the Arakan Kingdom, married and had issue.

      • Raja Men Rai Pru (qv)

 

    1. Raja MEN RAI PRU,
      2nd Governor of the Bohmong Circle 1631/1665,
      married and had issue.

      • Raja Hari Pru (qv)
      • Generation
        • Raja Hari Gneo (qv)

 

    1. Raja HARI PRU, 3rd
      Governor of the Bohmong Circle 1665/1687

 

    1. Raja HARI GNEO, 4th
      Governor of the Bohmong Circle 1687/1727,
      married and had issue.

      • Generation
        • Raja Koung Hla Pru (qv)

 

    1. Raja KOUNG HLA PRU,
      5th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1727/1811, born 1708, he was the first
      Raja to actually enter the Chittagong hill tracts region with his
      followers, and they settled in the Sangu valley now known as
      Bandarban Rajbari; married and had issue. He died 1811.

      • Raja Sathun Pru (qv)
      • Generation
        • Raja Kong Hla Gneo (qv)
      • Generation
        • Raja Kong Hla Gneo (qv)

 

    1. Raja SATHUN PRU,
      6th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1811/1840

 

    1. Raja KONG HLA GNEO,
      7th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1840/1866

 

    1. Raja MONG PRU, 8th
      Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1866/1875

 

    1. Raja SANA YEO [Sa
      Nhine Nyo], 9th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1875/1901, he introduced the
      system of Bohmong Raj Punnyah
      or annual revenue collection in 1879; he entered into an agreement with
      the British by signing the Chittagong Hill Tracts;

 

    1. Raja CHOLAFRU CHOW HLA PRU,
      10th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1901/1923, he succeeded his uncle in
      1901.

 

    1. Raja MONG CHOW GNEO,
      11th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1916/1923, he succeeded his cousin as
      Joint Raja

 

    1. Raja KYAW ZAN PHROO,
      12th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1923/1933, he succeeded his cousin as
      Raja in 1923; married and had
      issue.

      • Raja Kyaw Zaw San (qv)
      • Raja Maung Shwe Pru (qv)

 

    1. Raja KYAW ZAW SAN,
      13th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1933/1948 (abdicated), died 1953.

 

    1. Raja MAUNG SHWE PRU,
      14th Raja of the Bohmong Circle 1948/1959

 

  1. Raja AUNG SHWE PRU
    CHOWDHURY
    , 15th Raja of the Bohmong Circle (see above)

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