Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Siamese Burmese & Shan Flag of Myanmar

Flag of Burma since today
October 21, 2010

Myanmar or rather Burma has officially adopted a new flag that aligns with the Shan State, which is within Burma itself. The Shan people of Burma look like Thai People and are linguistic cousins. The Shan Lanuguage is more like Thai or Laotian than it is Burmese.

Flag of the Shan State within Burma

The Shan people are the second largest ethnic group in Burma. Perhaps the national flag was changed to placate the Shan Ethnic Group?

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