Gurkha People (Burmese: ဂေါ်ရခါးလူမျိုး) (Nepali: गोर्खाली) are a group of people of Gurkha(Nepalese) ethnic origin living in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar (formerly Burma). While the Gurkhas have lived in Burma for many centuries, it was during the British rule in Burma that the majority of the Gurkha migrated to Burma.
Like many other people who reside in Myanmar and who have their origin in the Indian subcontinent, the majority of Gurkha came along with the British administration. Many Gurkhas served during the Second World War in the Burma Campaign, especially as rear guard units for the British retreat from Burma
After Burma's independence in 1948, the Gurkhas joined the infant Burma Army. Many Gurkhas served in the new republic's various campaigns against ethnic insurgents and the Kuomintang invasions. The Gurkha were considered key assets of the Burmese Army in the 1950s.
Many Gurkha in Myanmar practice Hinduism and Buddhism. There are a few Gurkha Buddhist and Hindu temples in the cities around Kachin State, Shan State, Yangon and Mandalay. Gurkha form a large minority in Myitkyina and the hill station of Pyin U Lwin (Maymyo). Gurkhas still serve in all branches of the modern Myanmar Armed Forces.
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