In the small country of Burma, Burmese is the officially-spoken language. We offer a variety of linguistic services in this language, since there are tens of millions of people using this language as a primary language today. Some countries refer to Burmese as the “Myanmar” language, so be sure to note the difference if one definition is preferred over another.

According to Wikipedia and other research websites, “Burmese is a Sino-Tibetan language belonging to the Southern Burmish branch of the Tibeto-Burman languages. Burmese is the most widely spoken of the Tibeto-Burman languages and among the Sino-Tibetan languages, the second most widely spoken, after the Sinitic languages. Burmese was the fourth of the Sino-Tibetan languages to develop a writing system, after Chinese, Tibetan, and Tangut.”

There are a few different dialects spoken in the Burmese language, including:

  • Merguese (Myeik)
  • Tavoyan (Dawei)
  • Palaw
  • Yaw
  • Intha
  • Taungyo
  • Danu
  • Arakanese (Rakhine)
  • Marma

Arakanese and Marma are sometimes considered dialects, but some experts say that they are actually unique languages. If these dialects are used in your project, please let us know so that we can translate correctly.

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