The Burmese leid (Burmese: မြန်မာဘာသာ; pronounced: [mjəmà bàðà]; MLCTS: myanma bhasa) is the offeecial leid o Burma. Although the constitution offeecially recognizes it as the Myanmar leid, maist Inglis speakers continue tae refer tae the leid as Burmese. Burmese is the native leid o the Bamar an relatit sub-ethnic groups o the Bamar, as well as that o some ethnic minorities in Burma like the Mon. Burmese is spaken bi 32 million as a first leid an as a seicont leid bi 10 million, particularly ethnic minorities in Burma an those in neighbourin kintras.
Burmese is a tonal an pitch-register, lairgely monosyllabic an analytic leid, wi a Subject Object Verb wird order. It is a member o the Tibeto-Burman leid faimily, which is a subfaimily o the Sino-Tibetan faimily o leids. The leid uises the Burmese script, derived frae the Old Mon script an ultimately frae the Brāhmī script.
- Constitution o the Republic o the Union o Myanmar (2008), Chapter XV, Provision 450
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