Danu people

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Danu
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Danu dance troup, Pindaya.jpg
A troupe of Danu dancing girls in Pindaya (c. 1906)
Regions with significant populations
Around Pindaya Caves, Shan State, Myanmar
Languages
Danu language, Burmese
Religion
Theravada Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Bamar, Arakanese, Intha

The Danu people are a government-recognized[1] ethnic group in Myanmar, predominantly populating the areas near the Pindaya Caves in Shan State. They speak the Danu language.[2]

Origins[edit]

The name Danu is said to be derived from the word 'Donke' that basically means 'brave archers'.

Notable Danu people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Composition of the Different ethnic groups from the Embassy of Myanmar
  2. ^ Danu at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)