INTHA

Myanmar ethnic groups

Intha (အင်းသားလူမျိုး)

Name: Tun King

Age: 23

From: Miau Yuirgyi

Job: Fisherman

 

Population: approx. 70.000

Religion: Buddhism

History: They come from Dawei in the South of the country and they are members of Tibeto-Burman family.

The Intha term literally means ‘the sons of the lake’. They often live on Inle Lake and they support themselves through the tending of vegetable farms on floating gardens. Also, the Intha are known for their leg-rowing techniques.

They live in four cities bordering the lake, in numerous small villages along the lake’s shores and on the lake itself in Shan State.