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Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • Karens —    (Kayins)    One of Burma s major ethnic groups, considered the third largest after the Burmans (Bamars) and Shans (Tai). In the last official census, taken in 1983, they numbered 2,122,825 6.2 percent of Burma s total population at the time… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Missionaries, Christian —    The role of Christian missionaries in Burmese history is controversial. They are often depicted as accomplices of British colonial oppression and agents of cultural imperialism, robbing indigenous people of their authentic beliefs and ways of… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Bando (art martial) — BANDO …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bandoiste — Thaing THAING Définition Désigne les pratiques de self défense birmanes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thaing — Définition Désigne les pratiques de self défense birmanes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shee, Rebecca — (1912 1991)    first woman minister among the Karen people    Rebecca Shee was the first woman ordained to the ministry from among the Kayin (or Karen) people, the largest minority group in Myanmar (then Burma). Missionary work among the Kayin… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Introduction —    When Burma (Myanmar) achieved independence from British colonial rule in 1948, many observers viewed it with its high standards of education and abundant natural resources as one of the Asian countries most likely to achieve economic… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Administration and Society, Precolonial Burma —    Before the British colonial period, Burma was an absolute monarchy, the king s authority legitimized by the myth of the Maha Thamada and his possession of superior merit, accumulated over many lifetimes (thus he was often referred to as Hpaya… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • All Burma Students' Democratic Front —    (ABSDF)    Following the power seizure by the State Law and Order Restoration Council on September 18, 1988, thousands of students and other oppositionists fled central Burma for the border areas. By 1989, they totalled as many as 10,000… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • All Ramanya Mon Association —    (ARMA)    Established in August 1939 in Rangoon (Yangon), near the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, ARMA was a nonpolitical organization whose goal was the preservation of Mon language, culture, and identity. Largely inactive during World War II, after the… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

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