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  Mon people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The majority of Mon live around the city of Bagan or the site of their historic capital, the port of Mawlamyine; they also constitute a signficiant percentage of the population further south along the lowland coast to the city of Ye.
The Mon are primarily associated with the historical kingdoms of Dvaravati and Haripunchai; up until the 14th century, outposts of Mon culture continued to spread very far east, including modern Thai and Issan plateau cities such as Lampang and Khon Kaen.
The Mon language is part of the Monic Mon-Khmer branch of the Austroasiatic family, related to Khmer.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mon_(ethnic_group)   (737 words)

 Mon State - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mon State's seal is a hintha (mythical duck), which is the symbol of the Mon people.
The Mon assisted the British in the war, in return for promises of their own leadership after the defeat of Burma. Hundreds of thousands of Mons who had migrated into Siam returned to their homeland when it came under British rule.
Mon separatists formed the Mon Peoples Front, which was later superseded by the New Mon State Party (NMSP) in 1962.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mon_State   (713 words)

 Mon    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Mon language is spoken by the Mon people of South-eastern Myanmar (Lower Burma) and several Mon communities in Thailand.
The Mon people are represented in UNPO by the Mon Unity League (MUL).
They not only rob the Mon people of viable economic opportunities, but the process of cutting down trees and the constant deforestation endanger the natural habitat as well as animals and wildlife, which are main sources of food and nourishment for many Mon people.
www.unpo.org /member.php?arg=39   (1093 words)

 Encyclopedia: Mon people   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Dvaravati kingdom of the Mon people existed from the 6th to the 11th centuries, when it was conquered by the Khmer Empire.
In 1947 Mon National Day was created to celebrate the ancient founding of the founding of Hongsawatoi, the last Mon Kingdom, which had its seat in Pegu.
It is generally agreed that the two principal old centres of Mon culture were Pegu and in the Nakorn Pathom area (where a Mon inscription dating from cira 600 has been discovered), and early art forms in central Siam, generally referred to as Dvaravati, were the products of Mon civilisation.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mon-people   (1590 words)

At the crown of the hill, the abbot constructed the resplendent Wang Wiwekaram Monastery as a repository of Mon culture.
Although their capital was sacked by the Burmese in the 11th century, Mon monks, craftsmen and architects shaped the wondrous capital of Pagan.
Mon power was regained, lost and finally broken in the mid-18th century, when they became a people without a home.
www.ibiblio.org /obl/docs/KWN2003-11-07.htm   (750 words)

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Like many indigenous peoples of this region, for the past forty years the central government in both Rangoon and Bangkok have ignored and attempted ethnocide of the Mon people -- who were the orignial inhabitants in the Burmese-Thai region.
Also, many Mons have been targetted for arrest in the Sangkhlaburi area and Kanchanaburi District, which is viewed as an attempt by the Thais to put pressure on the New Mon State Party to sign a cease-fire agreement with the Burmese military junta.
The Mon people have traditionally preferred to live as farmers and fishermen along the coastal plain, and today remain concentrated along the Martaban coast in Burma, according to Nai Hong Sa, an NMSP official.
www.albany.edu /~gb661/mons.txt   (2749 words)

 Asia Finest Discussion Forum -> Mon History
Mon and annexed the Mon kingdom of Hongsavatoi.
Mon in the west and Khmer in the east with cognate languages and dialects in between them are grouped as the Mon-Khmer family in the field of linguistics.
By that time the Mons were weakened by clannishness, the quarrels of Thaton and Bago; the rivalry of India settlements in the Delta, and the religious struggle between the older cults of Sanskrit Bhrahmanism and the conquering cult of Pali Buddhism.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=5886   (5442 words)

 IMNA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mon historian monk, Ajar Ven Parlita who has been nominated for the State Award --Sariya of Burma Sanga by the military regime has protested against a paper by a Burmese professor from Moulmein University titled “The Study on Selected Historical and legendary sources relevant to Kyaikhtiyo Region”.
People in Mon state are going to celebrate their national day today with Union Day of Burma and Mon migrant workers in Thailand joining in.
The home of a Mon rebel group member, which has a ceasefire with the government, was raided and at least 10 people were arrested from the village through which the Kanbauk-Myaing-Kalay gas pipeline passes in the aftermath of the explosions.
www.monnews-imna.com   (1240 words)

 MSN Encarta - Japanese Art and Architecture
In the state that emerged under the leadership of the Tokugawa clan, organized religion played a much less important role in people's lives, and the arts that survived were primarily secular.
The next wave of immigrants was the Yayoi people, named for the district in Tokyo where remnants of their settlements first were found.
These people, arriving in Japan about 350 bc, brought their knowledge of wetland rice cultivation, the manufacture of copper weapons and bronze bells (dōtaku), and wheel-thrown, kiln-fired ceramics.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577854/Japanese_Art_and_Architecture.html   (1142 words)

 Mon kingdom --  Encyclopædia Britannica
also called Hanthawaddy Kingdom, kingdom of the Mon people, who were powerful in Myanmar (Burma) from the 9th to the 11th and from the 13th to the 16th century and for a brief period in the mid-18th century.
kingdom of the Mon people, who were powerful in Myanmar (Burma) from the 9th to the 11th and from the 13th to the 16th century and for a brief period in the mid-18th century.
The Mon have lived in their present area for the last 1,200 years, and it was they who gave Myanmar its writing (Pali) and its religion (Buddhism).
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9053297   (888 words)

 Mon Information Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
There are several million Mon people in Burma and Thailand.
Mon people are experiencing brutal repression at the hands of the Burmese government.
Mon people come from southern Burma and Thailand.
www.albany.edu /~gb661   (134 words)

 FEBC - Far East Broadcasting Company
Tucked away in the remote villages of Myanmar is where the Mon people live, quietly living out their existence unbeknownst to many in the world.
Most days the task to reach the Mon people with the gospel by radio is not glorious for M.T.*, FEBC's broadcaster to the Mon people.
In fact, there is a saying that goes, "To be a Mon is to be a Buddhist." The challenge for FEBC's Mon broadcaster is to communicate and identify himself as a Mon Christian, not agents from the West (Christianity is known to be a "Western" religion).
www.febc.org /resources/article_3.html   (1159 words)

 sunthai homepage, sunthai group, Ethnic identity of the Mons in Thailand, today thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Mons, linguistically related to the khmers, speak a similar non-tonal language of considerable antiquity.
Most of the nain Mon settlements are near Bangkok.
In the old days, the Mons seem to have monopolized the brick mannufacture, which was done by farmers in the off season.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/7153/mons1.htm   (719 words)

 kaowao-news-group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Mon people established their own sovereign kingdoms and enjoyed freedom and prosperity for many centuries before the modern era began.
Among the nations of the world today, we, the Mon people, are on the same boat as the Fourth World peoples who do not even have representation in the United Nations.
On this occasion of our Mon National Day, on behalf of our Mon people, we appeal to the Governments, of the world, the United Nations and the international community to increase pressure on the Burmese military junta aimed at speeding up the process of democratic transition in Burma.
www.kaowao.org /57thmnd.html   (611 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Myanmar: Mon health workers struggle after MSF withdrawal
MSF halted their operations in Mon State in December saying travel restrictions were making it impossible for workers to do their jobs.
Nai Kasauh Mon, a spokesperson for the New Mon State Party, said Mon refugee camps are largely undeveloped and are breeding grounds for malaria and tuberculosis, particularly during the monsoon season.
Nai Kasauh Mon said if there was no new source of medical aid by the time MSF stocks ran out, the Mon people would face a serious health crisis.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/EKOI-6LF889?OpenDocument   (872 words)

 Mon People Celebrate National Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Mon people have lived in lower Burma and Thailand for over two thousand years and peacefully co-existed with other ethnic groups where we preserved our language, culture and traditions.
Teaching the Mon oral and written language is banned at public universities and public schools in urban areas.
Mon children are only able to read and learn the Mon language in rural areas that are under the control of the Mon leading political party.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=39&par=2037   (624 words)

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A: Yes, it is a good idea and decision of six Mon groups request, but if we look the side of NMSP, we can see that they are in a fix now to leave from NC because they have made cease-fire for a longtime and also supported some fund by SPDC.
Even they try to go a head until they receive their goal and they decide to finish it, if the opposition groups and the world community did not accept it, there is no result.
A: I think that our Mon can extend competing area, and can win more if we have a chance to compete in the election again because Mon Demo and NMSP have negotiation and they made the unity as well as the same view for all Mon people.
www.monnews-imna.com /view/mndfcp.htm   (495 words)

While the Mon teachers are teaching Mon language in a part time in a village school in Kawkareik school in Kaw-go village in Kawkareik Township of Karen State, they were pressured by the government teachers to stop teaching of Mon language.
‘Teaching Mon language was a disturbance’ accused by the SPDC in that village school, even the Mon teachers are taking 2-hours time of teaching Mon language in school.
According to the annual July monthly meeting of USDA in xxxx Township, Mon State, the leaders of USDA expressed that as the organization has had much experience since its establishment over ten years, it may need to...
www.rehmonnya.org /monforum_main.php   (590 words)

 Star Wars: Databank | Mon Calamari
The Mon Calamari are said to be the soul of the Rebel Alliance.
In retaliation, the Mon Calamari became one of the key species of the Rebellion, supplying badly needed warships to the outnumbered Alliance fleet.
The stern gravelly-voiced tacticians led the fleet as it engaged the Empire at the critical Battle of Endor.
www.starwars.com /databank/species/moncalamari   (116 words)

 Seriously.. C'mon people! Pay attention! - The Steel Warrior
I could also cite the people suing fast food chains for making them fat, the mother who says her skits son died because of Everquest, and people who don't know that eating too much ice cream makes you fat.
And when people are intentionally misinformed as to the truth by a company because it will benefit the company finacially and as a result people's health is advesely impacted, many times the company is found liable for at least a portion of that harm.
As for the people that protest EQ as addictive...
www.thesteelwarrior.org /forum/showthread.php?t=2788   (2269 words)

 Independent Mon News Agency
Local people also have concerned activities of the DKBA troop in the area where they have no place to seek legal claim for any wrongdoing in the village, villagers said.
A praise of the Mon party is “we serve the people” but this motto only lives on a small location where local people have lost confidence to the party after over five thousands acres of lands were confiscated by the Burmese troops in Mon State for the last three years.
The New Mon State Party once has appeared to the State Peace and Development Council in 2001, a current Burmese military authority for fairly compensation to local landowners who lost their historic lands but only received lip services from the Burmese Generals.
www.ibiblio.org /obl/docs/IMNA2003-04-16.htm   (3229 words)

 Kyaiktiyo: The Golden Rock That Balances on a Hair
It was called Suvannabhumi or "Golden Land." The Bamaa people, or the ethnic Burmese, moved in from the Himalayas around the 8th century and established themselves in the center of present-day Myanmar.
When the Mon king replied that the Burmese were too uncivilized for Buddhism, King Anawrahta invaded Thanton and added the Mon kingdom to his empire.
The Mon and ethnic Burmese still argue to this day about whether Burmese culture came from the Mon or Mon culture came from the ethnic Burmese.
www.jadedragon.com /archives/travel/wsea0401.html   (787 words)

Mon teachers are under pressure to stop teaching Mon language Wed 30 Nov 2005, HURFOM, Kawkareik Township, Karen State
Terrible prison condition and death of a Mon political prisoner Fri 30 Sep 2005, HURFOM Rangoon
The main aim of this organization is: For the restoration of human rights, demoncracy and genunie peace in Burma.
rehmonnya.org   (179 words)

 Mon language --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The oldest inscriptions, dating from the 6th century, are found in central Thailand in archaeological sites associated with the Dvaravati kingdom.
Numerous Old Mon inscriptions date from the later Mon kingdoms of Thaton and Pegu.
The Khmer are primarily an agricultural people who are concentrated in the central lowland and along the coast.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9053298   (767 words)

 Euro-Mon Community
We, the undersigned overseas Mon organizations, welcome the New Mon State Party's decision not to participate further in the SPDC-sponsored National Convention, since the views and proposals of the delegates in previous sessions of the Convention have been ignored and free and open discussion has not been allowed.
We sincerely believe that the NMSP made the right decision and one that represents the best interests of the entire Mon people both abroad and in our homeland.
The Mon delegation was headed by General Secretary of Euro-Mon Mr.
www.eumon.org   (225 words)

 Democratic Voice of Burma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Burma’s military junta, the SPDC (State Peace and Development Council) is still arresting and torturing Mon villagers for allegedly supporting Mon rebels on the Thai-Burma border.
2 Mon Buddhist monks and 40 villagers were arrested on 27 December for allegedly supporting a Mon rebel group led by Naing Luan, according to a Mon reporter.
According to him, the monks and villagers from Ye Township in southern Burma were interrogated and tortured by means of exposing them in the burning sun for days.
www.dvb.no /english/2003/december/20031231b.html   (166 words)

 Adherents.com: By Location
The Karenni people, who with the Mon people are the oldest indigenous inhabitants of present day Burma, number approximately 300,000 people.
Population figures are difficult to determine because of the geographical roughness of the terrain and its isolation from lowland Cambodians.
These religions are followed by tribal people who live mainly on the peripheries of the dominant societies; that is, by people who live in the mountainous regions of the larger islands and of the mainland of Southeast Asia or on the small isolated islands of the eastern archipelago.
www.adherents.com /adhloc/Wh_21.html   (4228 words)

 Origin of the Japanese People and Language
The Mon people were widespread over the lower Yangtze and had their peak in about the 7th century AD.
When these people came to the Yamato region (in Nara prefecture), is not yet known clearly, but their orally inherited myths talk about the war when they came east to settle in Yamato.
I think these people were the last wave from the Korean peninsula, who organized politically and started to conquer people who had wet rice culture from former waves.
users.tmok.com /~tumble/jpp/japor.html   (3003 words)

 Mon-Khmer languages --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
Other languages with many speakers are Muong, with about a million speakers in northern Vietnam; Khmer; Kuay (Kuy), with perhaps 800,000 speakers; and Mon, spoken by more than 800,000 people in southern Myanmar and parts of Thailand.
Old Mon, which is attested from the 7th century, was written in a script of South Asian origin that was later adapted by the Burmese (see Mon kingdom; Indic writing systems).
They are lowland people who live near the Mekong River and in the cities.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9372472   (858 words)

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