Myanmar People and Life Style

 

Myanmar People and Life Style


There are over one hundred ethnic groups in Myanmar and there are mainly 8 different groups.

Myanmar People


The main people of Myanmar are called Myanmar or Bamar. There are seven states in Myanmar and therefore there are Seven Main races of Myanmar. They are

  • Kachin
  • The original name of the race known as Kachin is Jinghpaw, Jinghpaw is the racial name for the tribes known as the Hkahkus, Gauris, Lashis, Marus, Atsis and Nungs as well as for the Jinghpaw proper.

  • Kayah
  • Kayah State is inhabited by Kayah, Kayan or (Padaung) Mono, Kayaw, Yintalei, Gekho, Hheba, Shan, Intha, Bamar, Rakhine, Chin, Kachin,Kayin , Mon and Pao . Kayah State

  • Kayin
  • The Kayin hill tribe villages are mainly concentrated in the mountains and also along the Myanmar-Thai border in the Kayin State

  • Chin
  • Chin is one of the ethnic groups in Myanmar. The Chins are found mainly in western part of Myanmar in the Chin State and about a population of 1.5 million. They also live in nearby Indian states of Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur and Assam.

  • Mon
  • The Mons are the principal Burma branch of the Mon-Khmer. Mon Burmar, Pao , Rakhine, Chin, Kachin, Shan and Kayin inhabit the Mon state. In 1983 the population was about 1637,200 and in 1996 the population was 2.4 million. Majority of the inhabitant are Mons and Bamars.

  • Rakhine
  • Rakhines reside in western Rakhine coast, they are closely related to Burmese proper, though their form of Burmese language varies from the language of the Ayeyawady Valley

  • Shan
  • hans reside in the Eastern plateau. The Shan State of Myanmar occupy principally the plateau east of the Ayeyawady and Sittaung valleys, south of the Bhamo district and north of Kayah State.Shan are settling in valleys and river basins.

Myanmar People


Over a hundred ethnics are residing in different parts of Myanmar. Different topographical feature had separated the ethnic tribes and they became totally exclusive from the mainland Myanmar. Finally, this diversity is rendering the major attraction to those travelers who are keen to see these minorities living in the hidden area. Myanmar is composed of rich in natural resources, beautiful scenery, and most of all, with exotic people with their remarkable traditions. The ethnic groups and people with various traits and customs living in great harmony. it is a peaceful land where races and cultures are relative rather than absolute.

  • Lisu
  • The Lisu people are an ethnic group who inhabit in Myanmar, China, Thailand, and the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. They are believed to originate from eastern Tibet. Traditionally living in villages high in the mountains, Western missionaries have attempted to convert them to Christianity.

  • Akha
  • The Akha are an ethnic group known to be originated in China and Tibet. Most of the remaining Akha people are now distributed in small villages among the mountains of China, Laos, Myanmar and northern Thailand, where they are one of the six main hill tribes. In Myanmar, most of the Akhas

  • Padaung
  • The Padaung is a group of the Kayin people, an ethnic minority of Myanmar.

  • Palaung
  • This Palaung village was geared to tourism and doing a good job of it. We stopped here for lunch and met an arriving bus load of Italians as we were leaving. The Palaung are called Bulang in China.

  • Rawang
  • The Nung-Rawang people are an ethnic group who inhabit far northern Kachin State of Myanmar (Burma). They speak a language related to Kachin

  • Salone
  • The Mergui Archipelago with its 800 islands is one of the last "terra incognita" in which otherness ethnic and biodiversity still have a meaning. The presence of the sea gypsies (the Moken) the development of a tradition within the Myanmar fishing community, and a nature still to be discovered makes this place one of

  • Naga
  • The Naga people of about two and half million are found in Nagaland, parts of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar. Of mixed Yunnanese and Myanmar origin, they speak tribal dialects belonging to the Tibeto-Burman family.

Myanmar Hair Styles


The maidens who loved in royal palace usually wear their hair knot decorated with golden caps.They usually wear long length sequent Longyis with Hta-ma-thein jacket.

Myanmar Clothing


Around AD 1000, women clothes of the Pyu era, were made from silk and cotton. During the Bagan period, embroidered shawl is worn over the shoulders as a popularity. They also had bands around their arms.

Myanmar Textile


One textile design the Myanmar have loved for two hundred years is the lun yakyaw acheik (over-hundred-shuttle acheik) design. It is suitable for men and women. Both the weft and the warp are pure silk threads and from over a hundred to two hundred shuttles are used according to the design to be worked on.

Famous Celebrities of Myanmar


The first Myanmar documentary film was made during 1919, by U Ohn Maung. He studied photography and the nature of making films.







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