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A peaceful and democratic Burma requires a mutual respect among the country's diverse ethnic groups. According to available statistics, ethnic Burman people comprise about two-thirds of Burma's approximately 50 million people. Most of Burma's ethnic minorities inhabit areas along the country's mountainous frontiers. Karen and Shan groups comprise about ten percent each of the total population, while Akha, Chin, Chinese, Danu, Indian, Kachin, Karenni, Kayan, Kokang, Lahu, Mon, Naga, Palaung, Pao, Rakhine, Rohingya, Tavoyan, and Wa peoples each constitute five percent or less. This section of the BurmaGuide.Net includes resource summaries on ethnic and indigenous issues specific to Burma, and around the world.
This website contains information on Shan State's political, drug, environmental, war, and human rights issues and concerns.
Asia Burma Project on Health
This site provides up-to-date information about the
Health projects of the organization in Kachin State and with Wa
“My Gun Was As Tall As Me”
“My Gun Was As Tall As Me -” A 226-page report by Human Rights Watch conducted in Thailand and border Areas - of Burma on the brutal conditions ...
the events of 1988. There are several articles describing the political and social situation in Burma at that time, the elections in 1990, and life ...