Teingya Minkhaung

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Teingya Minkhaung
Nickname(s) Teingya
Born Mu valley, Kingdom of Myanmar
Allegiance Konbaung Dynasty
Service/branch Royal Burmese Army
Years of service 1752–1769
Rank General (1752–1768)
Battles/wars Konbaung-Hanthawaddy War (1752–1757)
Sino–Burmese War (1766–1769)
Other work Minister at the Hluttaw

Teingya Minkhaung (Burmese: တိမ်ကြားမင်းခေါင် [tèɪɴdʑá mɪ́ɴɡàʊɴ]) was a minister and an army general of Konbaung Dynasty of Burma (Myanmar). He is best known for his effective guerrilla warfare against the Chinese invasion forces in the Sino-Burmese War (1765–1769). It was his expedition, per the order of King Hsinbyushin, to the northern Shan States in 1764–65 to collect taxes and manpower that led to the Yunnan government to take action.[1]

Minkhaung became famous during the third invasion by the Chinese (1767–68) in which he directed the Burmese guerrilla warfare operations against the communication and supply lines between the main Chinese army led by Gen. Mingrui and its main supply base in Hsenwi.[1] He attained the nickname "Teingya" (lit. from the clouds) for his swift guerrilla tactics.


  1. ^ a b Kyaw Thet (1962). History of Burma (in Burmese). Yangon: University of Rangoon Press. pp. 310–318.