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Burmese speaking countries

Burmese is the official language in Burma and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Burmese language (native name: ဗမာစာ) has its roots in the Sino-Tibetan language family.

With a share of around 69%, it is most widespread in Burma. A total of about 38.5 m people worldwide speak Burmese as their mother tongue.

Distribution Burmese

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
BurmaSoutheast Asiayes69.0 %37,543,000
ThailandSoutheast Asiano1.3 %907,000


Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Burmese as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.