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1. Of or relating to the principal, Burmese-speaking ethnic group of Myanmar.
2. Of or relating to Myanmar; Burmese.
n. pl. Bur·mans
1. A member of the principal, Burmese-speaking ethnic group of Myanmar, especially as distinguished from the Shan, Karen, and other minority peoples.
2. A native or inhabitant of Myanmar; a Burmese.
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(ˈbɜr mən)

n., pl. -mans,
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.
3. of or pertaining to the Burmans as an ethnic group.
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