Schoolgirls in Chakma dress ready to welcome guests. The Chakmas are a community that inhabits North-East India. Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or Gozas. Chakmas have their own language, customs and culture, and profess religion, Theravada Buddhism. Chakmas are Tibeto-Burman, and are thus closely related to tribes in the foothills of the Himalayas.