Burma

By Kelsie Olinger

Location

  • 22˚N 96˚ E
  • Lies on the Mainland of Southeast Asia
  • Surrounded by a horseshoe-shaped ring of mountains
  • Bordered by India in the Northwest, Bangladesh, and the Bay of Bengal in the West.


Flag and National Anthem

Myanmar National Anthem

Flag Colors

  • Yellow - liberty
  • Green - peace, tranquility, and lush greenery
  • Red - courage and determination
  • White star - significance of union country


History

  • Homo Erectus lived in the region 400,000 years ago.
  • 1825-1825
  • 1044-1077
  • King Kyanzittha
  • 1082
  • Burma is renamed The Union of Myanmar




Religion

  • Major Religion
  • Worship Buddha
  • Meditation


Social Class

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3

Traditions / Festivals

  • foods
  • classical drama / Zat
  • Indian Lungi


Language & Writing

  • Burmese
  • English
  • Abugida

Government

  • Unitary State
  • Presidential System
  • Constitutional Republic


Family

  • Tend to be nuclear
  • Can be extended


Culture: Burmese

Changing culture... hurt or help?

  • Helped!
  • It helped because the people got closer together, and it helped by giving them new opportunities to make, or get different food so they wouldn't have to eat the same things all the time.