Taungyo

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Taungyo
တောင်ရိုး
TAUNGYO GIRLS FROM THE OPEN COUNTRY BURMA.jpg
Taungyo girls (c. 1922)
Regions with significant populations
Pindaya, Shan State, Burma
Languages
Taungyo dialect of the Burmese language
Religion
Theravada Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Bamar, Arakanese, Intha, Danu

The Taungyo (Burmese: တောင်ရိုး လူမျိုး) are a sub-ethnic group of the Bamar people living primarily in Shan State and centered on Pindaya.[1]

Language[edit]

They speak a dialect of the Burmese language similar to Arakanese.[2]

A sample of Taungyo dialect vocabulary include the following:[2]

  • red - anak
  • high - amrang (အမြင့်)
  • eye - myak-sai (မျက်စေ့)
  • light - lang (လင်း)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reid, Robert; Michael Grosberg (2005). Myanmar (Burma). Lonely Planet. p. 179. ISBN 9781740596954. 
  2. ^ a b Census of India, 1901 - Burma XII. Burma: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing. 1902. pp. 20, 126.