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"Names" Top 5 Page for this destination Myanmar (Burma) Local Custom Tip by Mique

Myanmar (Burma) Local Customs: 149 reviews and 220 photos

Most burmese instantly know on what day a person is born as soon as they are introduced. After all, every day has its specific letters to start a name with. It doesn't always count since some parents nowadays give their kids just a name but for anybody above 15 or so the following still holds true:

Monday: Ka, Kha, Ga, Gha, Nga
Tuesday: Sa, Hsa, Za, Za (different letters in the burmese alphabet), Nya
Wednesday: Ya, Ya(ra), La, Wa
Thursday: Pa, Pha, Ba, Ba (again different letters in the alphabet), Ma
Friday: Tha, Ha
Saturday: Ta, Hta
Sunday: Ah

Of course all sounds derived from this such as Ke, Ki, Ku, Ko etc are assigned to the same day.

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  • Written Apr 30, 2007
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