National Colors: yellow, green and red with a five-pointed white star in the middle.
Burmese is an official language of Myanmar. Other languages spoken in Myanmar are as: Sino-Tibetan, Austro-Asiatic,Tai-Kadai, Indo-European, Austronesian, and Hmong-Mien, as well as an incipient national standard for Burmese Sign Language. Burmese is the native language of the Bamar people and related sub-ethnic groups of the Bamar, as well as that of some ethnic minorities in Myanmar like the Mon.
Burmese is spoken by 36 million people as a first language. Burmese is spoken by another 10 million people, particularly ethnic minority in neighbouring countries. Burmese is a Sino-Tibetan language belonging to the Southern Burmish branch of the Tibeto-BurmanLanguages and it is the 4th of the Sino-Tibetan languages to develop a writing system, after Chinese, Tibetan, and Tangut.
Some Fascinating Burmese Language Facts
Burmese was the native language of Bamar and various sub-thnic groups including the minorities like Mon.
There are 32 millionBurmese speakers and 10 million, who use the language as their second language.
Burmese would appear to be a strange language to most people, especially those who speak one of the Indo-European or Euro-Asiaticlanguages, Burmese has a quaint pitch register, tonal and syllable timed form as a language. The language is uniquely monosyllabic. Most words in the in the dictionary of Burmese language are either of just one syllable or they have an analytical implication.
There is also a very precise order to wording and sentence constriction. The grammatical norm of the subject followed by the object and then the verb is very stringent and it is not readily found in most languages spoken around the world.
Burmese hails from the Sino-Tibetan family of languages and it has a Brahmic script. The same known as the Burmese script. However, the language has no connection to the Indo-Tibetan language such as Sanskrit which is known as Tibetan Sanskrit across the Himalayas from India. The Brahmic script finds use in many languages but Burmese does not share any connection to those either.
The use of Burmese language in naming people is also quaint. There are no last names, which does away with any familial relevance in a name. Often, names would be rhymed and use two words, such as “Mo Mo” or “Ming Ming”. At times, general words in Burmese language would also be used as names such as little boy or Lugal Nghe, U Nghe or big boy.
Some Interesting Facts About Myanmar
Burma is home to about 135 ethnic groups, including a multitude of hill tribes each with their own culture. The Burmese government groups them into “eight major national ethnic races” – Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Bamar, Rakhine, Shan. Perhaps most recognisably, the Intha people live on and around Inle Lake and have adapted their famous one-legged rowing technique in order to row standing up to see over the water-reeds.
The extraordinary Shwedagon Pagoda towers over Yangon’s skyline at 110 metres high. Built 2,500 years ago to enshrine Buddha’s hair and other holy relics, the complex now consists of hundreds of temples, stupas and statues. The main pagoda is covered with hundreds of gold leaves and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 4531 diamonds; the largest of which is a 72 carat diamond!
Burma’s landscape is rich and varied. It is a country of mountains: the Himalayas, the Hengduan Mountains, the Rakhine Yoma, the Bago Yoma, the Shan Hills and the Tenasserim Hills. Between the densely-forested mountain ranges, the country’s winding rivers – the Irrawaddy, the Salween and the Sittaung – flow through fertile valleys. Myanmar also has glorious beaches, having 1,930 km of contiguous coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
Most of the country practises Buddhism and it is considered the national religion, with a monastic population of 500,000. The small percentage of non-Buddhistsincludes Christians, Muslims and Hindus, who face religious discrimination and obstruction. A recent global study by the Charities Aid Foundation ranked Myanmar Number 1 on the World Giving Index, perhaps unsurprisingly, given that the practice of charitable giving or dana is integral to religious observance amongst Theravada Buddhists, with it being one of the key paths to earning good merit.
Myanmar boasts a wide range of fish and mammals but is probably best known for its elephants, manatees, wild buffalo,tigers and leopards. Over 800 species of birds make it an ornithologist’s paradise.
Myanmar’s economy, based on the kyat (the national currency), is one of the least developed of the region and is basically agricultural. Much of the population is engaged directly in agricultural pursuits. Of those who are employed in other sectors of the economy, many are indirectly involved in agriculture through such activities as transporting, processing, marketing, and exporting agricultural goods.
Myanmar Culture: Customs & Traditions
Although a range of indigenous cultures exist in Myanmar – the Kachin and Chin, several Hill tribes, Inle Lake Intha people – the majority culture is Buddhist and Bamar. In traditional villages, the monastery is the centre of cultural life. However, elements of western culture were assimilated under British colonial rule with the education system being modelled along similar lines and colonial architecture still in evidence in major cities.
Why choose Langma School of Languages for learning Burmese Language
Langma School of Languages has made the transition to a centre of excellence in Burmese language.
Our international team provide exceptional training in Burmese language; the wide range of programme is provided by both native speakers and experts of different origin, all our faculty are extremely proficient and experienced, thereby offering the highest standard of training.
Langma School of Languages’ objective is to provide exceptional teaching to students of all ages and levels, from school standard to professional, academics no matter what background or discipline they are engaged in, and we aim to exceed the expectations of our students by providing outcomes derived from the excellence of our training.
Langma’s programme would provide the highest standard of foreign language training and encourage sustainable development with innovation in an environment of creative language acquisition.
If you are looking for knowledge based interactive programmes leading to success in the field of Burmese language, Langma School of Languages has everything you need all under one roof.
Langma School of Languages is committed to providing the best standards of teaching and corporate training and enabling you to reach the peak in your domain.
The main aims and objectives of Langma School of Languages, to provide unfettered access to the study of Burmese language for all sections of society.
We at Langma School of Languages firmly believe in the concept of the global village. With the advent of a multi-faceteddigital world, this concept is more significant now than ever before and foreign language has become the link language.
Our teaching methodology lays emphasis on Speaking, Writing, Listening, and Reading skills. We have evolved an interactive method that focuses on effective communication skills. Through our method we enable learners to have quick grasp of the Burmese language. They are able to frame sentences quickly, thereby facilitating communication. Our interactive approach kindles an interest in verbal and social contact with others. The module relies heavily on audio-visual tools. This makes for easier learning and greater facility in Burmese Language. A vast collection of Audio and Video CDs give the students a chance to see how the language is spoken by native speakers.
BECOME A MASTER IN BURMESELANGUAGE WITHOUT LEAVING HOME.
Langma School of languages offers classroom and online Burmese language training to students according to their availability and we are the only language centre which offers classes round the clock. Our programmes are designed to suit the need of individuals. Now our classes are offered round the clock and one can avail these classes just after submitting their application and course fee. One can learn as per their convenience. Our classes have proven to be beneficial for those who are excessively occupied in their work during working hours.
LANGMA FACULTIES FOR THE BURMESELANGUAGE
Leads and guides others to develop new skills or knowledge that will enhance their work. Design, develop, and delivers training programmes which cater the need of our students. Our teachers would help students to understand how to communicate information to individuals or groups, how to deliver presentation suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Students are taught the importance of clear and concise written information or writing to individuals or groups to ensure that they understand the information and message. Our teachers are highly qualified and possess years of expertise in the field of teaching, listen carefully to students and address the problem appropriately. Our teachers possess a designated level of professional skills and knowledge in specific area and keep the current with developments and trends in the area of expertise.
Experience Professional and authentic Burmese Language classes with our Qualified Native-Speakers
Beginning with a very small setup, Langma School of Languages has grown by leaps and bounds. It has been instrumental in providing Burmese Language instruction to millions. It has successfully conducted seminars and placed its students in the field of BPO, Event Management, FMCG, Aviation, and PR. Our team focus on customised training. The organisation is well-equipped with classrooms, auditorium, and an elaborate computer networking. Teachers are well qualified, experienced in the field of language training, experts in areas like grammar, accent, group discussion, and etc. Langma School of Languages is competent enough to take up any assignments from the target groups.