Burmese

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Etymology[edit]

Burma +‎ -ese

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Burmese (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to Burma (Myanmar) or its people or language.

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A playful Burmese.

Burmese (countable and uncountable, plural Burmese)

  1. (countable) A person from Myanmar or of Burmese descent.
  2. A medium-sized, short-haired domestic cat breed, originating in Thailand.

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As with other nationalities formed with -ese, the countable singular noun in reference to a person (as in "I am a Burmese", "writing about Burmese cuisine as a Burmese") is uncommon and often taken as incorrect. In its place, the adjective is used, by itself (as in "I am Burmese") or with a word like person, man, or woman ("writing about Burmese cuisine as a Burmese person").

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Burmese

  1. The Sino-Tibetan official language of the country Burma. Also known as Myanmar (which is the name preferred by the country's current government).
  2. The script in which the Burmese language is written.

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