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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 February 2002


Justin W. Watkins
Affiliation:
Department of South East Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies justin.watkins@soas.ac.uk

Abstract

Burmese is the official language of Burma. (In English, ‘Burmese’ and ‘Burma’ are also known as ‘Myanmar’, and ‘Rangoon’ as ‘Yangon’.) It is the major language of the Burmic branch of Tibeto-Burman, and is spoken natively by upwards of 30 million people in the lower valleys of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers, the central plain of Burma and the Irrawaddy Delta, and non-natively by up to another 10 million speakers of other languages in Burma.


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© 2001 International Phonetic Association

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