An ethnic minority living in and around Tavoy (Dawei) in Tenasserim (Tanintharyi) Division. Linguistically and culturally, they are closely related to the Burmans (Bamars).

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • Burmans —    (Bamars)    Burma s largest ethnic group, after whom the country is named. During the British colonial period, it was common to use Burman and Burmese interchangeably; more recently, Burman has been used to refer to the ethnic group, while… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Tavoy —    (Dawei)    The capital of Tenasserim (Tanintharyi) Division, Tavoy had a population estimated at 95,903 in 1996. A port city on the Andaman Sea, it alternated between Burmese and Thai control during the 18th and early 19th centuries before… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)