The Center for Myanmar Affairs Studies (CMAS) published its first issue of the Burmese-language ‘Ethnics Affairs’ journal on July 1. This new publication covers the topics of ethnic traditions, cultures and lifestyles of the various ethnic nationalities of Myanmar.
The first issue of the triannual journal features contributions from veteran journalists and well-known writers and includes articles about Kayah State; local cultures around the north’s snow-capped mountains; similarities between different diverse groups; histories and a study of musical instruments of the Kachin, Jingpaw and Mon people.
The journal also discusses wedding traditions of the people of Dawei and Inle Lake as well as their unique dialects and vocabulary.
There is a feature about Rakhine culture and their traditional events and proverbs as well as articles about Shan, Kayin and so on. One of the most fascinating parts of the journal the unique feature, Ethnic Peoples Index of Myanmar Encyclopedia.
The journal is available at Duwun Publishing House as well as by delivery and copies can be ordered and delivered by mail to other regions of Myanmar.