Myoungmya Massacres

Myoungmya Massacres
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Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • Myaungmya (Myoungmya) Massacres —    (1942)    A township in the delta of the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River, in present day Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) Division, and the site of ethnic violence between the Burman (Bamar) soldiers of the Burma Independence Army (BIA) and the local Karen …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Karen National Union —    (KNU)    At the beginning of the 21st century, the oldest and strongest ethnic minority organization opposing the Burman (Bamar) dominated central government. It was established on February 5, 1947, as a successor to the Karen National… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Karens —    (Kayins)    One of Burma s major ethnic groups, considered the third largest after the Burmans (Bamars) and Shans (Tai). In the last official census, taken in 1983, they numbered 2,122,825 6.2 percent of Burma s total population at the time… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)