Indians in Myanmar

Indians in Myanmar
Burma Indians consist of various groups from different parts of India, most are Tamils, Hindi ,  Punjabis and Pathans ,Bengali, Gujarati, Oriya, Gurkhas.

Around 15 lakh Tamils in Burma, mainly they live in Bage province.

The Bengali came from Bengladesh and their language is Bengali.


Brahmans are known as Ponnas in Burmese. They are priests and scholars of the highest ranking group or most purified among the cast system in India.


Chettiars are also known as Chetti, Chetty, Chety, Shetty or Setti. The first Chettiars arrived Burma during the British rule – in 1826 accompanying Indian troops and labourers during the British campaign in Tenasserim in the first Aglo-Burmese war.

Gurkha, also spelt as Gorkha, are people from Nepal who take their name from the eighth century Hindu warrior-saint Guru Gorakhnath.