Manusya, Journal of Humanities

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In the kingdom of Arakan, there were thousands of pure and mixed-blood Portuguese staying as freebooters, mercenaries for the king of Arakan. Some of them rose to obtain important status. The main example was Filipe de Brito who became lord of Syriam from 1602 to 1613. The other one was Sebastiao Goncalves Tibau who became the pirate king of Sandwip from 1609. Although the king of Arakan defeated him in king of Arakan himself supported the Portuguese pirates and employed them to make trouble the Moghuls in Bengal.

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