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History of the Bamars from the Kingdom of Pagan to the end of socialism in Burma (1988)

Liberal Arts in Russia. 2022. Vol. 11. No. 3. Pp. 181-188.
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Jaremba M.
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
5 Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego Street, 61-614 Poznań, Poland


The Bamars are the majority of the multiethnic Myanmar of today. The author of the article depicts what the Bamars’ origins in the territory of today’s Myanmar are, how they won the advantage and became the dominant ethnic group. The information on their history during the colonization of Burma by the British Empire was also included. The events that followed the regaining of independence in 1948 and the times of socialism in Burma have not been forgotten. The outline of the history of Bamars is important as it has a huge impact on the current political and social situation in Myanmar and on the conflict with the Rohingya Muslim minority.


  • • Bamar people
  • • Burma
  • • Myanmar
  • • Ne Win
  • • U Nu