“The main inhabitants of the Mayu River region east of the Naaf {River}, who are known today as the Rohingyas {Rohingya} are a fine type of devout & scholarly-minded Muslims, who claim to have inhabited this region for over a thousand years.”

–Gordon H. Luce (1889-1979), English scholar of pre-colonial historical studies of Burma; from Phases of Pre-Pagan Burma: Languages & History, Volume I, Oxford University Press, 1985