How many races are popular in Myanmar?

What is the majority ethnicity in Myanmar?

“Burman” (or “Bamar”) denotes the majority ethnic group in Myanmar, whereas “Burmese” (or “Myanma”) refers to all the country’s people.

What are the races in Myanmar?

Myanmar comprises eight major national ethnic races with some 135 ethnic groups. The major national races are Kachin, Kayin, Kayah, Chin, Mon, Bamar, Rakhine and Shan. The Bamar form the largest national race constituting 70% of the whole population.

What are the 5 major races?

OMB requires that race data be collectd for a minimum of five groups: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. OMB permits the Census Bureau to also use a sixth category – Some Other Race. Respondents may report more than one race.

What is the dominant ethnic group in Myanmar?

The population of Myanmar numbers somewhere between 51 and 55 million people. Of this, around 68% are considered part of the dominant ethnic group – the Bamar (also known as the Burmans). Including the Bamar, the government of Myanmar acknowledges 135 separate ethnic groups in total.

What percent of Myanmar are the Burmese?

Myanmar’s diversity encompasses more than 100 different ethnic groups, and Burmese women make up around 68% of the 51.5 million people in Myanmar. The country is divided into seven regions mainly dominated by the Burmese and seven ethnic states.

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What are the 4 main races?

The world population can be divided into 4 major races, namely white/Caucasian, Mongoloid/Asian, Negroid/Black, and Australoid. This is based on a racial classification made by Carleton S. Coon in 1962.