My Home Country Of Myanmar Essay

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I originally came from South East Asian country called ‘Myanmar’. Myanmar is basically made up of eight different ethnic groups. The word ‘Myanmar’ represents all the ethnic groups living in the country. Each group has their own state, flag, culture, tradition, gesture, language, heritage, and morality. The ethnic groups are called Kachin, Kayah, Karen, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine, and Shan. There is also Chinese and Indian folks living in the country. Bamar has the authority over the other groups since the end of the second world war. However, the other ethnic groups has their own leaders, representatives, and armed force. But they are all come together and united as a one nation.
The capital city is Naypyidaw. The largest and former capital city is Rangoon. Other notable cities are Mandalay, Mrauk U (Rakhine State), and Pagan. These are historical and ancient cities across the country. The official language is Burmese and other recognized languages spoken by the other ethnic groups. The main religion is Theravada Buddhism. Other ethnic groups practice Christianity. Other minority groups practice Hinduism, Islam, Animism, and others. Similar to United States, Myanmar has its own diversity. However, there is discrimination, and classism exists. The country is largely made up of rain forest, rivers, lakes, costal region, mountain region, and full of natural resources. Myanmar is bordered by China, Thailand, India, Laos and Bangladesh. The population is 60 million people that included the recognized ethnic groups and other minorities group. The country is 261,227 square miles and world’s 40th largest and second largest country in South East Asia. Myanmar economy is largely based on the agricultural producing of rice, vegetables, and natural resources. The climate is basically warm and moist. When raining season comes, there is flood and tropical storms. Even with the rich natural resources, Myanmar was a third world and one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia.
Early civilization began when Tibeto-Burman speaking ‘Pyu’ people moved to Upper Burma and the Mon people in Lower Burma. In the 9th century, the Bamans people of the Kingdom of Nanzhao entered the upper Irrawaddy river valley and the installation of the Pagan Empire in the 1050s. The Burmese language and culture steadily became ascendant in colonized territories. During this period, Theravada Buddhism progressively became the main religion of the country. The Rakhine people claim to be one of the first groups to become followers of the Buddha in Southeast Asia. Historically, Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddhism happened to travel from India to Rakhine state to teach the Buddism. The other follower of Buddhism are Bamar, Shan and Mon. In 1277, Pagan Empire fell due to the Mongol invasions and the ancient city left in ruins. After fall of Pagan Empire, various warring states emerged. In the mid of the 16th century, the rebelling states were reunified by the Taungoo Dynasty. The...

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