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[bur-muh n] /ˈbɜr mən/
noun, plural Burmans.
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.
Burmese (def 1).
of or relating to the Burmans as an ethnic group.
Burmese (def 4).
Origin of Burman
1790-1800; Burm(a) + -an
Related forms
pro-Burman, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Burman is a born gambler, and indulges his propensity on every available occasion.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • Stanley felt that, in this respect, the Burman's prophecies were but too likely to be fulfilled.

    On the Irrawaddy G. A. Henty
  • I had a vague belief that the Burman, forward, glanced back.

  • "Here you are as safe as if you were in Rangoon," the Burman said.

    On the Irrawaddy G. A. Henty
  • I have seen a Burman, to avoid a soft place, ride a pony for some yards along the parapet of a bridge with a good drop below.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • He told Meinik of the arrangement that had been made for him, with which the Burman was much pleased.

    On the Irrawaddy G. A. Henty
  • But here also local dissension and Burman interference had brought ruin.

    The Pacification of Burma Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite
  • And the Burman would say at length to himself, Can this be the belief of this people at all?

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • The Burman lowered his voice and looked uneasily round to see if any of his crew were within earshot.

    Jack Haydon's Quest John Finnemore
  • So a Burman lives his life, and he asks a great deal from it.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding

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