Posts Tagged ‘Myitkyina’

Mosque building halted in Burma’s Kachin state

April 17, 2012

SOURCE: Mosque building halted in Burma’s Kachin state by KNG Kachin News

Construction of a Muslim mosque in Kachin state’s jade-rich Hpakant township in northern Burma ceased on April 12 when a group of monks and their supporters intervened and proceeded to dismantle the partially built structure.

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Myanmar Chinese Muslim Masjids

January 3, 2011

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Panthays form a group of Chinese Muslims in Burma. Some people refer to Panthays as the oldest group of Chinese Muslims in Burma. However, because of intermixing and cultural diffusion the Panthays are not as distinct a group as they once were.

Panthay ( MLCTS: pan: se: lu myui: is a term used to refer to the predominantly Muslim Hui people of China who migrated to Burma. They are among the largest groups of Burmese Chinese, and predominantly reside in the northern regions of Burma (formerly known as Upper Burma), particularly in the Tangyan-Maymyo-MandalayTaunggyi area and Shan States.

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