This is hilarious, but Facebook has blocked thousands of Indian accounts for using the word “chutia”, which is a Hindi slang. The worst affected are the accounts of subscribers belonging to the Chutia community of Assam.
“‘Facebook has blocked the accounts of all the subscribers belonging to the Chutia community of Assam thinking the names are false and fabricated. For Chutia being an abusive word in the Hindi language, Facebook authorities thought that the account holders are fake and fabricated. But, they are still unknown to the fact that Chutia is an ethnic tribe of Assam which has a rich historical background in the state history.” [All Assam Chutia Students' Union, Aacsu general secretary Jyotiprasad Chutia/source]
The history of Sutiya Kingdom
From Wikipedia, the Chutiya kingdom (pronounced sutiya) was established by Birpal in 1187 in northeastern Assam, with the capital at Sadiya. The Sutiya are an indigenous ethnic group that speak a Tibeto-Burman language. According to tradition, Birpal at first became the chief of sixty families.
The term chutiya is an expletive in Hindi language. The tribal name is pronounced Sutiya and not Chutiya.
Understanding of local language/history gone terribly wrong? Facebook India team surely needs to give an explanation for this goof-up.
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