Myanmar

Settled in 5th millennium BCE; early home to Mongolian people from Tibet from 5th century BCE; Hindus settled 3rd century; united under dynasty at Pagan 11th century; overthrown by Mongols 13th century; united under Toungoo dynasty 16th century and as modern state in 18th century; official language is Burmese, but others are used by ethnic groups including Indians, Chinese, Karen, and Shan.

Quick Facts on Myanmar

Go Historic ID
36702
Names
Myanmar
Location
Population
57,069,099 (#25 in world) (2021 est.)
Languages
Burmese (official)
Ethnic Groups
Burman (Bamar) 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5%
Religions
Buddhist 87.9%, Christian 6.2%, Muslim 4.3%, Animist 0.8%, Hindu 0.5%, other 0.2%, none 0.1% (2014 est.)