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The Burmese language is the official language of Burma. Although the government officially recognizes the language as Myanmar in English, most continue to refer to the language as Burmese. It is the native language of the Bamar and other related sub-ethnic groups of the Bamar. It is spoken by 32 million as a first language, and as a second language by ethnic minorities in Burma.

Burmese is a member of the Tibeto-Burman languages, which is a subfamily of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. Burmese is a tonal and analytic language. The language uses the Burmese script, derived from the Mon script and ultimately from the Brahmi script. (Ref: Wikipedia)

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in Burma you may search by any of the following terms:
Asia Asian Birmaans Birman Birmana Birmanes Birmanesa Birmanische Birmano Birmees Burma Burmese East Eastern Langue Myanmar South Southeast

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in South East Asia may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'South East Asian''.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of prawn salad, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'myanmar prawn salad' and then click on 'Translate from English'. You can then select the language of most interest.

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, such as 'Southeast Asian' should result in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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