Sino-Burmese


Sino-Burmese
   Persons of mixed Chinese and Burman (Bamar) or Burmese parentage. Although the number of Chinese in Burma was small compared to Indians during the British colonial period, Sino-Burmese generally had an easier time assimilating into Burmese society than Anglo-Burmese or Indo-Burmese, especially if they adopted Burmese customs, language, and the Buddhist religion as practiced in the country. Chinese ancestry does not seem to have been a barrier for many Sino-Burmese to become prominent, the most famous example being Ne Win (Shu Maung). However, such persons would generally hide, or downplay, their Chinese roots.
   See also Anti-Chinese Riots.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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