Language Family: Sino-Tibetan >> Lolo-Burmese >> Burmish >>
Population of speakers: 33 million native speakers(2007)
Burmese, myanma bhasa, belongs to the Lolo-Burmese sub-branch of the Tibeto-Burmese branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It is spoken by the majority of the population in Myanmar (formerly Burma). It is also spoken in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, and the U.S. Burmese is the official language of Myanmar (since 1989, the name for Burma) where it is spoken by 32 million people. It is used in the media, government administration, and all levels of education.
In the semester of Fall 2021, IU offers introductory and intermediate level of Burmese under the department of SEAS.
Burmese was available in IU Language Workshop, Summer 2021.
Learn more about Burmese here
CeLT has Burmese Recording Archive as below.