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Burma/Myanmar
(4,219 words)

Legendary traditions say that contact between Burma and India already existed in the 3rd century BCE, when the Buddhist ruler Aśoka sent his missionaries to Suvarṇabhūmi (“Golden Land”), a part of Lower Burma, in order to spread Buddhism. This legend has twofold historical information, showing that Buddhism has …

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Hutter, Manfred, “Burma/Myanmar”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1010060010>
First published online: 2018



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