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Myanmar Life


Myanmar has an extremely ethnically diverse population of over 48 million people as a result of three major migrations since the early beginning. Today, there are 135 nationalities who call Myanmar home, with over 67 ethnic groups which stem from four main distinctive ethnological groups, the Tibeto-Burman, Mon-Khmer, Austro-Thai and Karennic.
Although each group have its own traditional clothes, language, culture and way of life, they all share a number of cultural characteristics known as bamah-san chin or Burmese-ness, a code of behaviour or social ideal that traverses all ethnic barriers.

The official language is Myanmar (Burmese), with its own alphabet and script. There are over 100 distinct languages and dialects spoken in Myanmar. English is spoken in business circles.
Over 85% of the population of Myanmar are Theravada Buddhist, although it is not the official state religion. The rest are Christians and Muslims. There are also a minority who practices Hinduism and Animism.




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