Myanmar, an Exotic Travel Destination, formally know as Burma, is a country of largest main land in South-East Asia sharing border with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos, and Thailand. It is about the twice size of French and Britain combine, and is an unknown and hidden treasure among international travelers.

In fact, Myanmar is a word meaning a union of many nationalities as many as 135 groups, with their own languages and dialects. The term Myanmar implies all nationalities: the Kachin, the Kayah, the Kayin, the Chin, the Bamar, the Mon, the Rakhine and the Shan. Each of them belongs to one of the three major migrations: the Monkhmers, the Tibeton Bamars and the Thai-Shans.

kachin
The Kachin
kayah
The Kayah
kayin
The Kayin
chin
The Chin
bamar
The Barma
mon
The Mon
rakhine
The Rakhine
shan
The Shan

 

MYANMAR
Ayeyawaddy Division Bago Division  Chin State Taninthayi Divison
Mandalay Division Kayin State Kaya State  Magway Division
  Sagaing Division Rakhine State Mon State  Yangon Division
  Kachin State Shan State  

 

(A)Kachin National Races

1.Kachin 5.Gaw-ri 9.Ra-wom
2.Hsa-gon 6.Sa-U 10.La-shi (Lar-chit)
3.Da-laung 7.Du-rin 11.A-zee (Zaing-wa)
4.Ting-hpaw 8.Ma-Gu (Kaw-paw) 12.Li-hsu

 

(B) Kayah National Races

1.Kayah 4.Gai-kho 7.Manu-manaw(Kaw-yaw-Mo)
2.Za-yim 5.Gai-tha 8.Yin-talai
3.Kam-yam (Pa-daung) 6.Pa-yai (Ka-yaw) 9.Yin-baw


(C) Kayin National Races

1.Kayin 5.Sa-hmaw (Sa-Kaw) 9.Maw.nay-bwa
2.Kayin-hpyu 6.Tahlay-pwar 10.Moe-pwar
3.Palay-kee (Palay-chi) 7.Pa-ku 11.Sho (Poe)
4.Mon-kayin (Sahpyu-kayin) 8.Twe 12.PaO (Paungi-tha)


(D) Chin National Races

1. Chin 18. Zar-htaung 35. Ma-kan
2. Mai-htai(Ka-the) 19. Zo-hton 36. Ma-tu
3. Salai 20. Zo-pay 37. Miram (a) Mara
4. Lin-kaw (Lu-shai) 21. Zo 38. Mi-tai
5. Kha-mi 22. Zan-hnyat(Zan-ni-yam) 39. Mwin
6. Auwa-khami 23. Ta-paung 40. Lu-shai (Lu-shay)
7. Khaw-no 24. Ti-dim(Te-dim) 41. Lay-myo
8. Khaung-kho 25. Tay-zan 42. Lin-te
9. Kaung-saing-chin 26. Tai-chun 43. Lauk-tu
10. Khwar-lim 27. Ta-doe 44. Lai
11. Khun-li (a) Sim 28. Htaw-yi 45. Lai-zo
12. Gan-te 29. Dim 46. Par-kim (a) Mro
13. Gway-te 30. Dai (Yin-du) 47. Hwarl-ngo
14. Ngun 31. Naga 48. Ah-nu
15. Hsi-zan 32. Tan-du 49. Ah-nan
16. Hsin-htan 33. Mar-yin 50. Ah-sho-chin(Myay-pyan)
17. Saing-zan 34. La-nam 51. Raung-tu

 

(E) Bamar National Races

1. Bamar 4. Yaw 7. Ga-nan
2. Dawei 5. Ra-thein 8. Hsa-lon
3. Myeik 6. Ga-du(khon-tu) 9. Hpon(Hpun)

 

(F) Mon National Races

1.Mon    

 

(G) Rakhine National Races

1. Rakhine 4. Daing-net 7. Thet
2. Kaman 5. Mra-mar-Gyi  
3. Khamee 6. Myo  

 

(H) Shan National Races

1. Shan 13. Tai-khamti 25. Wa
2. Yun(La-O) 14. Gon(Khun) 26. Aik
3. Kwi 15. Taung-yoe 27. Pa-O(Taung-thu)
4. Hpyin 16. Danu 28. Tai-Lwoi
5. Tha-O 17. Pa-laung 29. Tai-Liam
6. Sa-naw 18. Myaung-zee 30. Tai-Lon
7. Si-lay 19. Yin-kyar 31. Tai-lay
8. In 20. Yin-net 32. Mong-thar
9. Son(Hsan) 21. Tai-kaik 33. Mong-maw
10. Kha-mu 22. Tai-khun 34. Inn-tha
11. Kay(Ah-kha) 23. La-hu  
12. Ko-kang 24. Lwai-la  

Despite the diversity and geographic separation the national groups share with each other a wide variety of social customs. Blessed with a favourable climate and inhabited by a happy, creative people, Myanmar culture on the whole is indigenous.

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