Mon


Like the Pyu the tribes of the Mon were mostly absorbed by the Burmans, even though the Mon are ethnically a lot less related to the Burmans than the Pyu (the Mon do not belong to the TibetoBurman group but to the MonKhmer group, to which Cambodians also belong).

The central settlement area of the Mon is around the town of Bago, southeast from Yangon. Due to intensive trade with India the Mon were responsible for the appearance of Buddhism in Southeast Asia.

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