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Burmese Gurkha (ေဂၚရခါး) are a group of people of Gurkha ethnic origin living in the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar (formerly Burma). While the Gurkhas have lived in Burma for many centuries, it was during the British rule in Burma that the majority of the Gurkha migrated to Burma.
The majority of Gurkha now reside in Yangon (Rangoon), MandalayPyin U LwinMandalay DivisionKachin State and Shan State


History and demography

Like many other people who reside in Myanmar and who have their origin in the Indian subcontinent, the majority of Gurkhas came along with the British administration. Many Gurkhas served during the Second World War in the Burma Campaign, especially especially as rear guard units for the British retreat from Burma.

After Burma's independence in 1948, the Gurkhas joined the infant Burma Army. Many Gurkhas served with great distinction in the new republic's various campaigns against ethnic insurgents and the Kuomintang invasions.

The Burmese Gurkha were considered key assets of the Burmese Army in the 1950s.



Culture

Many Gurkhas in Myanmar practice Hinduism and Buddhism. There are a few Gurkha Buddhist and Hindu temples in the cities of Yangon and Mandalay. Gurkhas form a large minority in the hill station of Pyin U Lwin. Gurkhas still serve in all branches of the modern Myanmar Armed Forces


Language

Most Burmese Gurkhas typically speak Burmese as their mother tongue. Those with higher education also speak Gurkhali and English.


Education

The Burmese Gurkhas place high importance on education, and they represent a disproportionately high share of those with advanced (medical, engineering or doctorate) degrees in Burma




Notable Burmese Gurkha

  • Private Aung San Thuriya Suk Bahadur Rai - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha) Myanmar Army.[1] - recipient of the Aung San Thuriya award, the highest award in the Burmese army
  • Corporal Thiha Thura Man Bahadur Thapa - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha) Myanmar Army
  • Lance Corporal Thiha Thura Bhim Bahadur Limbu - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha) Myanmar Army
  • Lance Corporal Thiha Thura Kishan Bahadur Chettry - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha) Myanmar Army
  • Lt. Colonel Zeya Kyawhtin Thura Lachhuman Rai- 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Lieutenant Thura Dhan Bahadur Gurung- 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Regimental Sergeant Major Thura Bar Bahadur Lama - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Sergeant Thura Bir Bahadur Limbu - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Sergeant Thura Lal Bahadur Rai - No. 60 Infantry Battalion, Myanmar Army
  • Corporal Thura K.B. Chettery - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Corporal Thura Charbilal - UAF, Myanmar Army
  • Corporal Thura Dil Bahadur - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Corporal Thura Ram Bahadur Chettry - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Private Thura Bhim Bahadur Chettry - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Corporal Thura Ram Bahadur Limbu - No. 33 Infantry Battalion, Myanmar Army
  • Private Thura Ram Bahadur Lama - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Major Suk Bahadur - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army; Also Myanmar football captain (1952-1970)
  • Colonel Zeya Kyawhtin Tanka Dhoj -Director General of Hotel and Tourism Department under Ne Win's government
  • Major Zeyakyawhtin Bhagiman Subba - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army
  • Professor of Chemistry Attar Singh Chettry (M.Sc.), Mandalay University, Myanmar
  • Lecturer of Chemistry Chandra Prasad Dhulal (M.Sc.), Pathein University, Myanmar
  • Dr. Bharati Limbu, Assumption University, Thailand
  • Rokey Bahadur, Excellent Performance in Industrial Field (Third Classes)
  • Laxminarai (Cherry Myae Maung Tin Tun) (Writer)
  • U. Nanda NayUparnay (Donor of Nanda NayUparnay Dhammasala building)
  • Bahadur (Myanmar football club)
  • Soe Moe Kyaw (football)
  • Zamann (football)
  • Shwe Baw (football)
  • C.B. Lama (football)
  • Captain R.D. Lama - 4th Infantry Battalion (4th Gurkha), Myanmar Army; Shan State Level football player (1953)
  • Jay Bahadur (football)
  • Thein Win (marathon)
  • Dhan Bahadur (marathon)
  • Daw San San Saint (athletics)
  • Padam Bahadur (boxing)
  • Chandra Bahadur (boxing)
  • Kumar Rai (boxing)
  • Nyein Thazin (taikwando) two gold, three silver and two bronze medals
  • Prem Bahadur Katwal (100 times blood donor)
  • Kumar (40 times blood donor)
  • Suku Kunwar (44 times blood donor)
  • Ms. Lily Limbu (UN Second Secretory of Burma)
  • Ms. Batty Limbu (ILBC school of Head Officer)
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