Myanmar People

It is commonly known that 135 ethnic groups reside 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. The main people of Myanmar are called Myanmar or Bamar.

There are 8 main nationalities of Myanmar. They are:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Kayin, the Kayin hill tribe villages are mainly concentrated in the mountains and also along the Myanmar-Thai border in the Kayin State.
  4. 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.
  5. Bamar are inhabitants of the Ayeyarwaddy river valley, representing a large percent of the country's population.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Shan, shans 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.

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Geba Kayah people

Geba Kayah people are mostly live in Loikaw, Demoso and Hpruso township.

Tai-Yon people

Tai-Yon people are mostly live in shan state(east), Kyaing Tong and Mongyawng(Mongyu) Township.

Yin Talai Kayah people

Yin Talai Kayah people are mostly live in Loikaw, Bawlakhe, Hpasawng, Demoso, Hpruso, Mese and Ywarthit township.

Bamar (Burman or Burmese)

There are 9 ethnic Bamar groups:
86. Bamar (Burman)
87. Dawei of Dawei city
88. Beik
89. Yaw
90. Yabein
91. Kadu (Kado)
92. Ganan
93. Salone (Salon; Moken)
94. Hpon

Manumanaw Kayah people

Manumanaw Kayah people are mostly live in Demoso, Hpruso and Bawlakhe Township.

Tai-Sar people

Tai-Sar people are mostly live in shan state(south), Moenae and Mongpan.

Geko kayah people

Geko kayah people are mostly live in Loikaw, Demoso, Hpruso and Hpasawng township.

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. The subject of the documentary was about Myanmar Export and Traditional cottage industries like Lacquerware production, Pathein parasol (umbrella) makings and Mandalay Silk textiles.

Yinbaw Kayah people

Yinbaw Kayah people are mostly live in Loikaw, Demoso and Phruso.

Tai-Loi people

Tai-Loi people are mostly live in shan state(east), Kyaing Tong, MongLar and Mongpyinn.

Kayan (Lahta) Kayah people

Kayan (Lahta) Kayah people are mostly live in Loikaw, Demoso and Hpruso.

Tai-Maw (MawShan) people

Tai-Maw (MawShan) people are mostly live in shan state(north), Thipaw, Kyaukmei and Namkham Township.

Kayaw Kayah people

Kayaw Kayah people are mostly live in Loikaw, Demoso, Hpruso, Bawlakhe and Hpasawng township.

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.During the Yadanar Bon period, a Htai Ma Thein Jacket is worn with Anoh. Emerald shawl is wrapped over the shoulder (Dae wi wrap) or queen's style of wearing shawl.

Khithown kayah people

Khithown Kayah people are live in around kayah state.

Myanmar Hair Styles

Myanmar Hair Styles
According to ancient records Myanmar women have had their own style of dresses since AD 100. Some of the dress-styles and the hairstyles of the earlier period are still in fashion, but some have become museum pieces with the change of time. So, now we will be
highlighting the beauty of Myanmar women. Some 2000 years ago, and at the same time Myanmar damsels of today dress and their hair style.

Kayan (Padaung) people

Kayan (Padaung) people are mostly live in Loikaw, Hpruso, Demoso, Bawlakhe, Shadaw, Hpasawng, Mese and Ywarthit township.

Man Zi people

Man Zi people are mostly live in shan state(east), MongKhat and shan state(south) Namsan Township.

Khitthit Kayah people

Khitthit Kayah people are mostly live in Loikaw, Demoso, Hpruso, Shadaw, Bawlakhe, Hpasawng, Mese and Ywarthit township.

Naga people

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 familyIn Myanmar they live in the borders of Sagaing Dviision and Chin States bordering India to the west.