Burman

Burman
/berr"meuhn/, n., pl. Burmans, adj.
1. a member of the dominant ethnic group of Burma, living mainly in the lowlands of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin River drainages and the S panhandle.
2. Burmese (def. 1).
adj.
3. of or pertaining to the Burmans as an ethnic group.
4. Burmese (def. 4).
[1790-1800; BURM(A) + -AN]

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