Burmese

@article{Watkins2001Burmese,
  title={Burmese},
  author={Justin Watkins},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={31},
  pages={291 - 295}
}
  • J. Watkins
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Burmese is the official language of Burma. (In English, ‘Burmese’ and ‘Burma’ are also known as ‘Myanmar’, and ‘Rangoon’ as ‘Yangon’.) It is the major language of the Burmic branch of Tibeto-Burman, and is spoken natively by upwards of 30 million people in the lower valleys of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers, the central plain of Burma and the Irrawaddy Delta, and non-natively by up to another 10 million speakers of other languages in Burma. 
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