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Culture and Traditions

Culture and Traditions

Generally speaking, Myanmar culture (Burmese culture) means Buddhist culture, and is not identical with the modern geographical unity. The Buddhist culture of old Burma, however wide its general influence may have spread, was originally a product of the vast river basin of the Ayeyarwady, with an extension south-eastwards along the coast to the delta of the Salween river.



Myanmar People

Myanmar People

Myanmar is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. This colourful ethnic mixture is the product of three mass migrations from Central Asia and Tibet. The first group of migrants to enter Myanmar were the Mons. The second migration brought the Tibeto-Myanmar people, and the third saw the arrival of the Tai Shan.

Myanmar’s 60,280,000 person population is divided into 135 officially recognized ethnic groups. These 135 ethnic groups are subsets of 8 major national ethnic races. National ethnic races are grouped by region as opposed to language or actual... [ More ]



Myanmar Food

Myanmar Food

Myanmar people enjoy rice as their main food and it comprises about 75% of the diet. Rice is served with meat or fish, soup, salad and vegetables all cooked in their own ways, and some relishes to complement the meal.


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The name Myanmar is derived from the local name Myanma Naingngandaw, which is a name used by the governent which is currently in power there. While the real meaning of the name is not clear, it is interesting to note... ... More

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GDP 2010 USD 45.4 B
GDP 2012 USD 54.0 B
Inflation 9.13 %
Unemployment Approx. 35%
GDP growth 2011 5.5 %
FDI 2011 USD 1.05 B
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