Definition of Burman in English:
noun (plural Burmans) & adjective
Another term for Burmese (sense 1) of the noun).
- The Burmans of Dabur will not mind their partner, the CGNU Group (now Aviva Plc) of the UK, increasing its stake in the life insurance venture, Aviva, if regulation permits.
- One story, ‘The Railway of Death’ concerned an escaped prisoner-of-war in Burma and his faithful elephant who pulled down a bridge as a Japanese munitions train was crossing it, to the joy of the loyal Burmans.
- But the Karens, who were mostly Christians and lived in the Irrawaddy delta and in the hills between the Sittang and Salween rivers, were pro-British, as colonial rule had suppressed persecution of them by the Burmans.
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