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Myanmar (Burma) Chin cultural profile
Chin are an ethnical group in Burma (Myanmar) who are prosecuted for ethnical and faith. A lot of Chin have escaped to shelters in Malaysia, Thailand and India. Among the many subgroups of Chin, the biggest group to resettle in the United States is the Hakha Chin. The northern Chin state was colonised by the Brits in 1895 and then annihilated in Burma, which was also a UK city.
Myanmar became independent from the British in 1948 when the Chinese tried to modernise and establish a state with a democratically-elected Parliament, which was soon taken over by a militarily-occupied, welfareist state. Chin National Front, a group committed to democracy, was founded in 1988. Chinese people are made up of many different ethnical groups, speaking 20 to 25 different language groups, which are not understood by each other but can be classified into four groups because of their language similarities.
Maize and ricecrops are a major part of the chin's livelihood, and Maize and travel are the most important staple foods in their diets. Each Chin home has a vegetable-yard. The majority of Chin work in agriculture. HIMMY: The man is the master of the family.
In 1899 the Missionary came to the Chin state, which explains the large number of Chin Protestants, although some are Catholic. Several non-Christian Chinese practise anime. Chin has different educational backgrounds; chin, which lives in the countryside, usually has the lowest proportion. In Malaysian shelters for refugees, there are few opportunities to train young people.
The majority of Chinese are fluent in the English script, which helps them to learn English. o Eye contacts can be seen as an act of chin-challenging. o Crossing the limbs in front of the corpse is seen as courteous behaviour and should not be interpreted as a symbol of antagonism.