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One might wonder to know that 45 million people speak 111 languages in Myanmar. Majority of Myanmars speak Myanmar language. Myanmar script draws its source from Brahmi script which flourished in India from about 500 B.C. to over 300 AD. Myanmar script is basically similar to the Brahmi script. Both script systems are constructed with the components consisting of consonants, consonant combination symbols, vowel symbols related to the relevant consonants and diacritic marks indicating tone level (niggahita, visajjaniya). After the dissolution of King Asoka's Maurya Kingdom, the script changed gradually. The scripts which developed after Brahmi were named after kings such as Kusana, Gupta and Nagari in the north and Pallava, Kadamba, Calukya in the south. These Indian scripts spread to Tibet, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and such regions along with Indian beliefs and culture in the period A.D.. 100 to 800 A.D.

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Some famous linguists like Edwin Pulleyblank believe that there are certain relationship between Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman and the Athabascan group of Native American languages, including Navaho, Apache, Eskimo ethnic tribes.
 
Even though some are not directly adopted, they seems somehow related.
 
Time doesn't matter in Myanmar for greetings. Myanmar people say the same word wheter it's in the morning, afternoon, or an evening.
 
Digging back in history, finding the fact that the Myanmar language itself is now more than 1000 years old, while English is only about 400 years gold, Myanmar literature can be expected to be far richer than most of the western languages.However, Myanmars are weak in fiction. It is believed that Buddhist conservatism has much influenced over writers that fictions are taught to be unreal and made-up stories, and therefore they are lies. In orthodox Buddhist teaching, making lies is a serious sin and is strictly prohibited. This has delayed the birth of the first fiction novel in Myanmar language till the early 1900s.