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History of Burma

Scholars generally agree that the words ‘Burma’ and ‘Myanmar’ have a common etymology. Some suggest that the name came from the Sanskrit “Brahma” or the realm of the gods from where humans are said to have come, hence it might mean “The first inhabitants of the world”, reflecting the Burmese people’s conception of themselves. This interpretation is however generally regarded as somewhat fanciful.

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