People

The people of Myanmar are of Mongoloid stock and have the roots in three main branches namely: Tibeto-Myanmar, Mon-Khmer and Tai-Chinese.

The Tibeto-Myanmar group includes the Burmese and Proto-Burmese, Kachin, Karen, Kayah, Chin and Lolo. The Burmese and Proto-Burmese includes the Burmese, Zi, Lashi, Maru, Hpon, Danu, Taungyo, Intha, Yaw, Chaungtha, Arakanese, Tavoyan, Merguian, Anauktha, Myauktha and Zabein. The Mon-Khmer includes Mon, Palaung, Wa, La, Riang. The Tai-Chinese include Shan, Hkun, Lu, Lao, Shan-Tayoke, Shan-Myanmar, Kokang.

It is impossible to mention more than a few of the races, for Myanmar is an anthropologist's paradise.

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Population density of Myanmar by State and Region (2010)

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Population in Urban Centers by Size Class in Myanmar (2009)

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Population of Myanmar by State and Region (2010)

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Population of Myanmar by State and Region (2014)

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Population repartition in Urban Centers by Size Class in Myanmar (2009)

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Population Density of Myanmar - 2004

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  • Number of aged might reach 13 million by 2050

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 7 October 2017

  • Urban planning for towns with population of over 50,000

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 7 October 2017

  • Creation of new basic education school curriculums to finish by 2021-2022

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 6 October 2017

  • Myanmar publishes first socio-economic report for investors

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 5 October 2017

  • Myanmar’s seniors may triple in 30 years, putting strain on economy

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 28 September 2017

  • 1,180 patients hospitalized, 400 diagnosed with H1N1, 38 fatalities to date

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 27 September 2017

  • Rural projects help millions: government

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 27 September 2017

  • Myanmar must prepare to face the challenges of an ageing population

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 27 September 2017

  • Community projects to help 7m: World Bank

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 22 September 2017

  • Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury

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    Source: The Guardian

    Published: 18 September 2017

  • Number of homeless nears 1m as housing shortage tops 3.82m

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 6 September 2017

  • Report sees less poverty in Myanmar

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 31 August 2017

  • Poverty Decreases, But Rural Areas Slower to Develop: Report

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    Source: The Irrawaddy

    Published: 31 August 2017

  • Press Release: Poverty Declined Between 2004-05 and 2015 in Myanmar: New Joint Myanmar-World Bank Report

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    Source: The World Bank

    Published: 30 August 2017

  • Nationwide nutrition survey in September

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 23 August 2017

  • Swine flu deaths reach 29

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 19 August 2017

  • Millennium goals to boost health aid

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 18 August 2017

  • Article: Gender Equality and Climate Change Action

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 1 August 2017

  • WHO: H1N1 outbreak not alarming

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 31 July 2017

  • H1N1 rises to six, peaks during monsoon period

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 28 July 2017

  • Myanmar seeks WHO help with deadly swine flu outbreak

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 28 July 2017

  • 141 schools shut down in Dawei amid H5N1 outbreak

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 28 July 2017

  • Opinion: The health costs of climate change

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 17 July 2017

  • 3MDG to give $40m in aid

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 17 July 2017

  • Myanmar observes World Population Day as it struggles with access to family planning

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 12 July 2017

  • Myanmar’s working-age population can grow gradually

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 12 July 2017

  • Government launches Reform Plan for Civil Service

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 11 July 2017

  • Dengue cases surge in Yangon Children’s Hospital in first six months

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 10 July 2017

  • Ethnic unity, environmental conservation prioritised

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 8 July 2017

  • Dynamite fishing, drugs, threaten Myanmar's Moken community

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    Source: Frontier Myanmar

    Published: 3 July 2017

  • Lacquerware handicrafts facing extinction

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 1 July 2017

  • Census report: Half a million young people in Myanmar cannot read or write

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 1 July 2017

  • 30pc of Myanmar children suffer from malnutrition

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 29 June 2017

  • World Bank extends partnership framework with $1.2b from IDA

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 27 June 2017

  • Myanmar, World Bank renews agreement for development aid worth US$1.2bn

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 26 June 2017

  • Article: Enhancing Rural Employment and Incomes

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 24 June 2017

  • Women hold the key to Myanmar’s future prosperity - UNFPA

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    Source: Mizzima 

    Published: 23 June 2017

  • Myanmar to Strengthen Rural Growth, Nutrition, Education, and Health Care, and Create More Jobs

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    Source: The World Bank

    Published: 23 June 2017

  • Statistics for Myanmar labor force released

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 22 June 2017

  • Myanmar becomes fastest growing aid recipient in the region

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 21 June 2017

  • SEAGP targets to spend US$ 500000 to US$ 1000000 for CSR in regions

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 26 May 2017

  • About 3 million passengers expected to take circular train in Yangon in 2020

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 20 April 2017

  • Feature: Looking into the Progress of Social Affairs in One-Year Period

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 19 April 2017

  • Opinion: Kyaukphyu shows need for SEZ law reform

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    Source: Frontier Myanmar

    Published: 7 April 2017

  • Surging road deaths the flipside of Myanmar’s economic boom

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 4 April 2017

  • Salone nationals hold boat racing and traditional nat (spirit) festival

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 4 April 2017

  • State Counsellor addresses the ceremony for Informing the Initiation of National Health Plan (2017-2021)

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 3 April 2017

  • Opinion: Myanmar needs to invest more in human development

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 3 April 2017

  • Govt to probe villagers’ claims over gold mines

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 15 March 2017

  • K55 billion allocated for National Health Plan

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 7 March 2017

  • Communities demand transparency and participation in Dawei SEZ

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 7 March 2017

  • State Counsellor seeks change in Myanmar’s Educational Strategy

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 24 February 2017

  • The first National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) launched

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 24 February 2017


  • Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin arrived back after attending ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Boracay, the Philippines

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 23 February 2017

  • Skilled labour shortage still a problem

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 23 February 2017

  • Coal mine in Taninthayi to be inspected

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 22 February 2017

  • 2030 target for clean rural water

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 17 February 2017

  • Businesses-to-population ratio Myanmar lowest in region

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 16 February 2017

  • Myanmar’s deadly roads and how to fix them

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 11 February 2017

  • A policy push to halt Myanmar’s road accident epidemic

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 7 February 2017

  • Health minister breaks down his spending plan

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 2 February 2017

  • Plastic factory operations and protests halt due to delayed environmental assessment

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 31 January 2017

  • Government steps up nutrition programme efforts

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 26 January 2017

  • Census report: 4.25 million people born in Myanmar now live abroad

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 19 January 2017

  • ၂၀၁၄ ခုနှစ် လူဦးရေနှင့် အိမ်အကြောင်းအရာ သန်းခေါင်စာရင်း အချက်အလက်များမှ အသေးစိတ် ဆန်းစစ်လေ့လာ သည့် သုတေသနစာတမ်းများအား ပြည်သူ့အင်အားဦးစီးဌာန၏ ဝက်ဘ်ဆိုက်တွင် လွှင့်တင်ထား

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ ပြန်ကြားရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ ဇန်နဝါရီလ ၁၂ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၇။

  • Tanintharyi tourism committee to draft master plan

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 11 January 2017

  • One million new jobs needed for young people in the next four years

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 11 January 2017

  • မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတွင် လာမည့် ၃၅ နှစ်အတွင်း အလုပ်လုပ်ကိုင်နိုင်သူဦးရေ ၁၀၀ လျှင် မှီခိုသူလူဦးရေ ၅၂.၅ ဦးရှိလာနိုင်

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ မြန်မာတိုင်းမ်

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ ဇန်နဝါရီလ ၁၁ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၇။

  • မြန်မာလူဦးရေဆိုင်ရာ လူငယ်ထု၏ အားသာချက်ကို အကျိုးရှိစွာအသုံးချရန် လိုအပ်

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ မြန်မာတိုင်းမ်

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ ဇန်နဝါရီလ ၁၁ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၇။

  • Govt IT master plan published

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 8 January 2017

  • New heritage draft law includes hefty fines

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 6 January 2017

  • More 213,777 households supplied with electrical power

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 5 January 2017

  • JICA updates 2040 plan for Yangon development

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 4 January 2017

  • Ethnic data from 2014 census to be released

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 January 2017

  • Govt orders factory to close and conduct impact assessments

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 January 2017

  • Amarapura urban development project presentation held in Mandalay

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 23 December 2016

  • Gov’t continues to pay land compensation for Letpadaungtaung project

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 22 December 2016

  • Global Community Makes Record $75 Billion Commitment to End Extreme Poverty

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 19 December 2016

  • ADB to Provide $98 Million to Improve Myanmar Youth Education and Training

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    Source: ADB

    Published: 29 November 2016

  • ADB loan targets health infrastructure

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 25 November 2016

  • JICA ODA loan projects slated for 2017 completion

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 25 November 2016

  • Experts urge govt to ban asbestos use

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    Source: Frontier Myanmar

    Published: 21 November 2016

  • Government to spend Ks 200 billion on Emerald Green projects

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 1 November 2016

  • Child malnutrition remains at concerning levels

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 31 October 2016

  • Ministry releases preliminary results of new health survey

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 24 October 2016

  • လူနေမှုဘဝနှင့်ကျန်းမာ​ရေးဆိုင်ရာ အချက်အလက်စစ်တမ်း (၂၀၁၅-၂၀၁၆) အဓိကအညွှန်းကိန်းရလဒ်ထုတ်ပြန်ခြင်းအခမ်းအနားကျင်းပ

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ ပြန်ကြားရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ အောက်တိုဘာလ ၁၉ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၆။

  • အမျိုးသားကျန်းမာရေးစီမံကိန်းကို ထပ်မံရေးဆွဲအကောင်အထည်ဖော်

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ မြန်မာတိုင်းမ်

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ အောက်တိုဘာလ ၁၃ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၆။

  • Project improves capacity of needy residents in East-West Economic Corridor

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 11 October 2016

  • UK Government to strengthen gas sector in Myanmar

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 11 October 2016

  • US$ 98 million loan from ADB to be used in education sector development

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 8 October 2016

  • Myanmar’s child and infant mortality drastically exceeds regional average

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 October 2016

  • Danish funded capacity building programme launched

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 29 September 2016