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Myanmar (formerly Burma), Culture

Myanmar culture, sacred language, devanagari script, popular language, spoken languages

The major population groups in Myanmar migrated into the Irrawaddy River Valley from the north, bringing their spoken languages, their gender roles, and several varieties of food and medicine. From India on the west came the institutions of religion and government, but without the Indian caste system of social hierarchy. India was also the source of Pali, the sacred language, and of the devanagari script in which the popular language is written, along with astrology and some kinds of food. The firm grounding of Buddhism in Myanmar culture contributed over the years to the building of many pagodas (towering temples) throughout Myanmar.

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Myanmar culture, sacred language, devanagari script, popular language, spoken languages, pagodas, astrology, gender roles, west, government, kinds of food, building, years, medicine

 
 

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