People

People

Myanmar’s population is estimated to be over 60 million with approximately 135 national races such as Kachin, kayah, Kayin, Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and Shan. Also there are more than 100 ethnic groups such as Akha, Palaung, Padaung, Naga, Taron, Eng and many more close to extinct tribes. Because of its different topographical feature many of the ethnic tribes had become exclusive from the mainland Myanmar attracting many tourists to see these beautiful minorities living in the hidden and spiritual area. The main language spoken is Myanmar, however the minority ethnic groups have their own languages and English is also widely spoken as well.

Population
63,670,000 (as of 2013)

Ethnic groups
68% Burmese
9% Shan
7% Karen
4% Rakhine
3% Chinese
2% Indian
2% Mon
5% other

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