MoEA discusses naming conventions of ethnic groups

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The Department of Ethnic Literature and Culture under the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs organized a presentation on the naming system of ethnic people yesterday.
The Union Minister U Saw Tun Aung Myint talked about the exciting and different nomenclatures of ethnic groups.
It can be said that the life of one ethnic group is literature and culture. Their tradition is their hearts because their traditions show their ethnicity.
He also said the literature and culture in addition to the tradition play key role for the existence of one race.
Then, Deputy Minister U Zaw Aye Maung remarked, and Director-General U Win Naing of the Department of Ethnic Literature and Culture clarified naming systems of 85 ethnic groups.
Assistant Director Daw Wai Lae Yi Oo also briefed naming systems of six different tribes of Karen ethnics and nine different tribes of Kayah ethnics. The Union Minister then concluded the event. – MNA

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