Of these may be named the Tibetans, the Burmese and the Siamese.
(ii.) The Burmese are linguistically allied to the Tibetans, and probably entered Burma from the north-west.
Of the Kachins or Chingpaw were the Indo-Chinese race who, before the beginnings of history, but after the Mon-Annam wave had covered Indo-China, forsook their home in western China to pour over the region where Tibet, Assam, Burma and China converge, and that the Chingpaw are the residue left round the headquarters of the Irrawaddy and the Chindwin after those branches, destined to become the Tibetans, the Nagas, the Burmans and the Kuki Chins, had gone westwards and southwards.
The Burmese in person have the Mongoloid characteristics common to the Indo-Chinese races, the Tibetans and tribes of the Eastern Himalaya.
The Mongols, Tibetans, Chinese and other neighbouring nations have a cycle or series of twelve animals, viz.