One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
noun & adjective
- another term for Mon
- ‘Perhaps founded in 573 by the Mon people, the community became the capital of the powerful Talaing Kingdom in the 14th century.’
- ‘Today, most of the Talaing are the descendants of the fugitives who fled from the Burmese.’
- ‘The Burmans refer to the Mon as Talaing, a term attributed with various meanings and origins, but the general consensus is that it has acquired, if it did not originally have, pejorative overtones.’
- ‘It was the city of Talaing people who had ventured down the Thanlwin River and settled at this place.’
- ‘He was ruler of Suvannabhumi and ruled over the Talaings.’
- ‘Pegu itself is said to have been founded by two Mon princes in 573, as the first capital of Talaings.’
- ‘The Talaings were regarded as superior boatmen, but not seamen, and made extensive use of war canoes.’
- ‘His advisors duly selected a Talaing princeling who was afforded regal pomp and respect before he was ceremoniously sacrificed by being buried alive at the site where Sule Paya was to be constructed.’
- ‘Myanmar's early history is mainly the story of the struggle of the Burmans against the Mons, or Talaings (of Mon-Khmer origin, now assimilated).’
- ‘The term Talaing only had currency in Burma; among the Siamese and others, Western linguists included, the word Mon is generally used.’
The name in Burmese.
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