ethnically diverse population is a result of three major migrations from Tibet and Central
Asia, the cradle of humanity.
people of Myanmar are descendants of three main branches: The Mon- Khmer, the Tibeto-
Burman, and the Thai- Chinese.
The Kaya, Mon, Wa, La, Palaung, Pale, Yao, Riang,
Padaung, Yinbaw, Zayein, and others originated from the Mon-Khmer group, while the Shan,
Kayin and Taungthu, etc., find their roots in the Thai- Chinese community.
The Bamar, Chin, Kachin, Lolo, Rahkine, Kadu, Hpon,
Maru, Lashi, Rawang, Azi, Nung, Daru, Yaw, Mro, Inthat, Naga, Gauri, Lisu, Lahu, among
others, evolved from the Tibeto- Burman group.