Cultures of Myanmar and North Eastern India

There are many similarities and differences between Myanmar and Northeastern India.

Similarities:

  • Both regions speak primarily Sino-Tibetan languages.
  • Both areas are plagued by militancy.
  • They have similar cultures.
  • Tribes such as the Khamti, Tai-Phake, Naga tribes, Chin/Mizo and Chakma/Tangchangya are found across the Indo-Myanmar Border.

Differences:

  • Northeast India is dominated by Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Animism. Myanmar is dominated by Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Animism.
  • Myanmar is much poorer than Northeastern India.
  • Myanmar is not fully democratic while India is.

Those are some I could think of.

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