Villages in Myanmar[29 photos]

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Description

Myanmar (479) Villages
Myanmar (479)Villages
20° 40′ 37″ N, 96° 33′ 24″ E

Myanmar is ethnically diverse. The government recognises 135 distinct ethnic groups. There exist some, including the Rohingya, which are unrecognised by the government. While it is extremely difficult to verify this statement, there are at least 108 different ethnolinguistic groups in Myanmar, consisting mainly of distinct Tibeto-Burman peoples, but with sizeable populations of Tai–Kadai, Hmong–Mien, and Austroasiatic (Mon–Khmer) peoples.

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The Bamar form an estimated 68% of the population. 10% of the population are Shan. The Kayin make up 7% of the population. The Rakhine people constitute 4% of the population. Overseas Chinese form approximately 3% of the population. Mon, who form 2% of the population, are ethno-linguistically related to the Khmer. Overseas Indians are 2%. The remainder are Kachin, Chin, Rohingya, Anglo-Indians, Gurkha, Nepali and other ethnic minorities.

Photos

Collage index

Myanmar (07) Villages
Myanmar (07)Villages

Photo index

Myanmar (461) Villages
Myanmar (461)Villages
Myanmar (464) Villages
Myanmar (464)Villages
Myanmar (468) Villages
Myanmar (468)Villages
Myanmar (470) Villages
Myanmar (470)Villages
Myanmar (472) Villages
Myanmar (472)Villages
Myanmar (476) Villages
Myanmar (476)Villages
Myanmar (477) Villages
Myanmar (477)Villages
Myanmar (478) Villages
Myanmar (478)Villages
Myanmar (479) Villages
Myanmar (479)Villages
Myanmar (480) Villages
Myanmar (480)Villages
Myanmar (481) Villages
Myanmar (481)Villages
Myanmar (485) Villages
Myanmar (485)Villages

Pictures taken with a Rolleiflex 6800 and scanned with a Nikon LS 9000 ED

See also

Bagan

Myanmar (05) Bagan
Myanmar (05)Bagan
21° 10′ 10″ N, 94° 53′ 49″ E

Bagan (formerly Pagan) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom, the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern… [Read more]

Inle

Myanmar (09) Inle
Myanmar (09)Inle
20° 31′ 40″ N, 96° 55′ 22″ E

Inle Lake, is a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar (Burma). It is the second largest lake in Myanmar with an estimated surface area of 116 km2, and one of the highest… [Read more]

Myanmar

Myanmar (01) Shwedagon
Myanmar (01)Shwedagon

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (ပြည်ထောင် စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်) and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in South East Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. About one third of Myanmar’s… [Read more]

Other sites in Myanmar

Myanmar (10) East Myanmar
Myanmar (10)East Myanmar
22° 0′ 15″ N, 96° 6′ 46″ E

Kuthodaw Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa, located in Mandalay, that contains the world’s largest book. It lies at the foot of Mandalay Hill and was built during the reign of King Mindon. The stupa itself, which is gilded above its terraces, is 57 m… [Read more]

Yangon

Myanmar (01) Shwedagon
Myanmar (01)Shwedagon
16° 47′ 56″ N, 96° 8′ 59″ E

Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon, literally “End of Strife”) is the capital of the Yangon Region of Myanmar, also known as Burma. Yangon served as the capital of Myanmar until 2006, when the military government relocated the capital to the… [Read more]