People of the kingdom of Pegu . Gentiles . They call themselves Pegus . ( Excerpted from ” Images of the East in the sixteenth century – Reproduction Codex Portuguese Library Casanatense ‘ – National Press – Mint – Lisboa , 1985)
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Maung Khin Definitely it is Mon. At top left corner, Jente do reino do Pegu, Chamaose-Pegus.
Ko Ko Gyi Yes, Ko Maung Maung Ko…Mons R also called Talines…because hey R mixed blooded Race: Mon Khmar descended from China and Talagu migrated from east coast of India who were famous for seafaring. They were recorded in Malaysia history as Pegu thars arriving Melaka in about 30 trading ship a day. They were even recorded as one of the founders of Melaka together with Malays, Indonesians, Arabs and Indians etc. Please read my well researched Wikipedia article about the Mon migration here @
Migration period of ancient Burma From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Early history of Burma)
Mons or Talaings, an Ethnic Minority Group of Burma, migrated from the Talingana State, Madras coast of Southern India. They mixed with the new migrants of Mongol from China and driven out the above Andhra and Orissa colonists. The Mon probably began migrating down from China into the area in about 3000 BC.
Those Mon (Talaings) brought with them the culture, arts, literature, religion and all the skills of civilisation of present Burma. They founded the Thaton and Bago (Pegu) Kingdoms. King Anawrahta of Bagan (Pagan) conquered that Mon Kingdom of King Manuha, named Suvannabumi (The Land of Golden Hues). The conquest of Thaton in 1057 was a decisive event in Burmese history. It brought the Burman into direct contact with the Indian civilizing influences in the south and opened the way for intercourse with Buddhist centres overseas, especially Ceylon.
The evidence of the inscriptions, Luce warns us, shows that the Buddhism of Pagan ‘was mixed up with Hindu Brahmanic cults, Vaisnavism in particular.
While little is known about the early people of Burma, the Mon were the first of the modern ethnic groups to migrate into the region, starting around 1500 BCE. Oral tradition suggests that they had contact with Buddhism via seafaring as early as the 3rd century BCE, though definitely by the 2nd century BCE when they received an envoy of monks from Ashoka. Much of the Mon’s written records have been destroyed through wars. The Mons blended Indian and Mon cultures together in a hybrid of the two civilisations. By the mid-9th century, they had come to dominate all of southern Burma.
Burma Coastal areas all under India Chola Empire see the map attached. The Chola dynasty (Tamil: சோழர்) was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India. The earliest datable references to this Tamil dynasty are in inscriptions from the 3rd century BC left by Asoka, of the Maurya Empire. As one of the Three Crowned Kings, the dynasty continued to govern over varying territory until the 13th century AD. Under Rajaraja Chola I and his son Rajendra Chola I, the dynasty became a military, economic and cultural power in South Asia and South-East Asia.