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Religion and Philosophy in Myanmar

Buddhism is practiced by almost 90 percent of Myanmar's population, with the Theravada (Hinayana) school being the most prevalent.  It has a firm hold in Myanmar's culture along with an observance of animism, or the worship of ancestors (nat).  In this culture, there are many festivals and celebrations held that correlate with natNat also has influence on the practice of traditional medicine.

There are other religions in Myanmar, but they are not as widespread as Buddhism and animism.  Some of the beliefs found include Christianity (Baptists) in the hill areas and Muslims.

 


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