Rakhine comprises 7 ethnic groups: Rakhine, Kamein, Kwe Myi, Daingnet, Maramagyi, Mro, and Thet. However, Rakhine is the most popular ethnic group.
Rakhines reside in western Rakhine coast. They are closely related to Burmese proper, though their form of Burmese language varies from the language of the Ayeyawady Valley, notably in the retention of the 'R'sound which in Burmese proper has been replaced by 'Y', By religion they are Buddhists. Total populations over 2 million and Sittway Town is the most populated lace. Rakhines and Bamars are living in delta region. Yambyai and Man Aung islands, Chin are residing in the northern mountain ranges. Myo, Thet, Khami, Daignet, Maramargyi and Khaman are living on the mountains which are on the west and north of Sittwe Plain.