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