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Burma (Myanmar)
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I. General – II. History of Christianity

I. General

With approximately 680,000 km2 of area Burma covers the most extensive territory of the South-East Asian mainland. Between the mountain ranges in the north and the south run the most important rivers of the country, most importantly the Irawadi (Ayeyarwadi) as the country's lifeline. In 1998 the population numbered 47.5 million. The lion share goes to the Burmese (69%), followed by the Sha…

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Frasch, Tilman and Gern, Wolfgang, “Burma (Myanmar)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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