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The Ba­mar peo­ple, known also as the Burmese, ar­rived in the eastern Hi­malayas in the 8th or 9th cen­tury. His­tory tells of the first Burmese man who ar­rived on Myan­mar soil with the Royal Prince Ab­hi­raja, who was try­ing to es­cape po­lit­i­cal trou­bles. To­day, the Burmese make up 68 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion. Sim­i­lar to other big Myan­marese eth­nic groups, the Ba­mar have dif­fer­ent sub­groups.

Myan­mar is closely con­nected to her neigh­bour­ing coun­tries: Thai­land, In­dia, Malaysia, China and Ti­bet

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