Tavoyans


Tavoyans
   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)