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See Separate Section "Ethnic Groups in Burma" and "Ethnic Discrimination" in the Human Rights Section

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Title: Preservation of Dawei People’s Traditional Custom
Date of publication: 26 July 2015
Description/subject: Abstract: "There are many unique traditional customs of the national races of Myanmar who are living in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The study of the traditional customs of a national race of Myanmar is the best way to learn about the traditional customs of Myanmar. The culture of a country is its life-blood. If the culture of a country had disappeared, the people of this country will be vanished completely. Today is the globalization age, therefore, preservation of our own culture is very necessary for all. As Dawei is situated in the southern part of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, it is far from upper and central Myanmar. As a result, the traditional customs of Dawei people are different from the others. As Dawei is located at the inner part of Tanintharyi coastal region, it is a region where ancient traditional culture, folk songs, traditional dance and dialects can be preserved. The study focused on the unique traditional customs of Dawei People which are different from the traditional customs of oth er national races of Myanmar. This paper emphasizes some traditional customs of Daweis and famous religious festivals preserved untill today. It will contribute to understand the preservation of traditional customs of Dawei people and their preservations.".....Paper delivered at the International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015.
Author/creator: Maw Maw Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015
Format/size: pdf (781K)
Alternate URLs: http://rcsd.soc.cmu.ac.th/web/Burma/home.php#
Date of entry/update: 20 August 2015

Title: Die verborgene Welt der Naga
Date of publication: 16 September 2005
Description/subject: Im Dschungel Südostasiens lebt ein geheimnisvolles Volk In der Abgeschiedenheit fast undurchdringlicher Regenwälder von Myanmar hat ein Volk ein einmaliges Kulturerbe bewahrt. Es beruht auf den Traditionen eines archaischen Heldentums. Auserwählte Krieger sollen die Stammesgemeinschaft vor allem Übel bewahren. Die Kraft dazu - so glauben sie - erhalten sie durch das Abschlagen eines Kopfes. keywords: Naga, indigenous people, headhunting
Author/creator: Michael Leja
Language: Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: ZDF
Format/size: 82,5k
Date of entry/update: 13 December 2010

Title: Human Rights, Forgotten Wars & Survival: Burma's Indigenous Peoples
Date of publication: 31 October 2000
Description/subject: "...Burma is home to one of the world's longest-running civil wars, the victims of which have overwhelmingly been civilians living in rural areas. Every year, hundreds are killed, tens of thousands displaced, and the livelihoods of many more destroyed by the Burmese army. Hundreds of thousands of people from the Arakanese, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Shan, and other ethnic groups have sought asylum in neighboring countries, as refugees or illegal migrant workers. Widespread displacement, combined with government efforts to force fully assimilate ethnic peoples, has led many to fear for the survival of their unique languages, cultures, and traditions. .."
Author/creator: Edith Bowles
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Cultural Survival Quarterly" Issue 24.3
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/csq/csq_article.cfm?id=474B8D9B-60CD-41B5-8025-A9F0C89...
Date of entry/update: 08 July 2010