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Burma National Races
Myanmar (Burma) is an ethically diverse country with 135 different ethnical groups that have been formally recognised by the government. The" Maj. National Athnic Races" are primarily grouped by regions and not by linguistics or ethnicity, as for example the Shan Maj. National Athnic Race comprises 33 ethnical groups that speak foreign tongues in at least four very different speech family.
Kachin are recognised as the "Major National Race of Ethnics " with six subgroups. Kachin are living in the northernmost area of Myanmar, which borders India and Tibet. The inhabitants of Kachin include Putao, Sumprabon, Sadone, Kamine, Bamaw, Shwegu, Seinlone, Moekaung, Naungmong and Myintkyina Township.
The Mawnaw Festival is the largest and most important yearly festival in which all Kachin take part in ardently. At the Manaw Festival, the high point is the dance around a campfire in front of the colourfully decorated sticks and flag strands. Manaw Festival takes place every year in January.
Kayah tribe is recognised as a "Major National Race of ethnicity " with 19 subgroups. Kayahs were the biggest ethnical group in the area. In Loikaw Township most Kayah folk are living a little far away from Kalaw. The Kayah is known for his long necks or Padaung woman. Kutobo and Flag Mast festivals most important event that takes place sometime between March and May.
Karen are an ethnical group in Myanmar. Kayin tribe is recognised as the "Majoy National Race " and consists of three subgroups (Shwe Karen, Pwo Karen and Bwe Karen). Kayins were probably among the first residents to descent from China via Ayeyarwaddy, Sittaung and Than Lwin to Myanmar.
The Karen have a tradition of animism. In Kawgun in Karen State there are cavern christenings that are almost a thousand years old, and most Karen have practised Buddhism since then. and Pwo Karen are Buddhists. Others like the Thanksgiving feast and the village potable spring feast are very much loved by the Kayin.
The chin is one of the ethnical groups in Myanmar. China State is situated in the southwestern part of north-western Burma (Myanmar), bordering Bangladesh and India to the east and Rekhine State to the north. Mt Victoria or Nat Ma Taung is the highest peak in Chin State and reaches an altitude of 10200 ft or 3100 m asl.
China is one of the largest ethnical minorities in Burma. Naga's most beloved subgroups are also China ethnics. Chinese in southern China Hills used to tattoo women's faces (called "Payae" by Burmese). Chein ladies usually wear traditionally drums and molded sterling silver rings.
Women with tattooed faces are a rare view of the state. Probably the Mon, a characteristic arm of the Mon Khmer tribe, were the first to settle in the Myanmar plain. Hintha, a mythical hippopotamus is the Mon people's emblem.
Bamar tribe is recognised as a "great national racial race" consisting of nine subgroups. Myanmar's top and main maps are the Bamar's home. The Myanmar langue is widely spoken throughout Myanmar and can also be described as the formal communication langue for all Myanmar peoples.
Buddhist festivals take place every mont. Rakhine are the predominant part of the Rakhine state' s ethnical group and have long been affected by their closeness to India and have established trade relations with the subcontinents. Rakhine are speaking a Barmar vernacular, which Myanmar scientists believe to be the earliest version of the tongue, and they are very similar to the Bamars in terms of clothing and cultur.
The men practise tattoos on the bodies, novice ceremonies and other worship festivals are the same as in Myanmar. Rakhine is known for its fun and exciting events. After the Bamar, the Shan are the second most ethnical group in Myanmar. Most of them are living in Shan State, Myanmar's number one state with about six million inhabitants and a melting pan of over 35 races and strains.