Myanmar Language

Myanmar Language


Alphabets & Numbers

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.

Famous Proverbs

Here are some of the Myanmar well-known proverbs.

Poetry & Literature

Digging back in history, finding the fact that the Myanmar language itself is now more than 1000 years old, ....

Myanmar Script Development

Myanmar script grew and derived from Brahmi script from India. The Myanmar language is now almost 1000 years old, and its development started from about 12th century AD.

Earliest Script

The first Myanmar script ever found was a brief Myanmar phrase quoted within a Mon stone inscription. That was Myakan Mon stone inscription by King Kyansitthar saying "Maha Nibban Letswe Chi Ye".

Adopted Words

Even though some are not directly adopted, they seems somehow related.

Useful Phrases

Time doesn't matter in Myanmar for greetings. Myanmar people say the same word wheter it's in the morning, afternoon, or an evening.

Possible relationship between Myanmar and Native American languages (Navaho and Apache, etc.)

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.

Myanmar Pali stone inscriptions found in an old building in Maya Civilization, Central America

In 1480 A.D, Dhammazedi, King of the Mon People of Myanmar had a vast bell cast in bronze and given to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon (then known as Dagon). According to texts of the time, the bell was cast of 180,000 vies of metal which included silver and gold as well as copper and tin. (One ton equals approximately 600 viss so the bell was cast from about 300 tons ol metal).

Myanmar software for Windows: Win Myanmar Fonts


One might wonder to know that 45 million people speak 111 languages in Myanmar. Majority of Myanmars speak Myanmar language.

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