The overwhelming majority of Myanmar’s population practices Theravada Buddhism—around 88 percent. Christians make up just 6 percent of the population, 4 percent of the population is Muslim, 0.8 percent is animist, and 0.05 percent practice Hinduism.
When did Buddhism start in Myanmar?
Buddhism spread out of India after the 3rd century B.C with the help of Emperor Asoka and Ven. Sona and Uttara led the mission to Thaton (then called Suvanna bhumi) in lower Myanmar (then known as Burma) and introduced Buddhism so Buddhism has been flourishing in Myanmar since the time of Emperor Asoka.
What is the motto of Myanmar?
This article contains Burmese script.
|State Seal of Myanmar|
|Crest||A mullet Or|
|Blazon||Gule a map of Myanmar Or surrounded by a laurel of the same|
|Supporters||Two Chinthe sejant Or|
|Motto||ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်|
Is Thailand a Buddhist country?
Buddhism is the largest religion in Thailand, which is practiced by 93% of the population. There is no official state religion in the Thai constitution, which guarantees religious freedom for all Thai citizens, though the king is required by law to be a Theravada Buddhist.
Is Burma a secular country?
In 1948 Burma was a secular state with a government strongly influenced by Marxist ideology. By August 1961 Burma was constitutionally committed to the promotion of Buddhism as the state religion.