Burmite is the name under which the Burmese amber is now described.
In 1824 Port Cornwallis was the rendezvous of the fleet carrying the army to the first Burmese war.
The general character of the forests is Burmese with an admixture of Malay types.
Most of the Burmese amber is worked at Mandalay into rosary-beads and ear-cylinders.
It is known that to the TibetoChinese modifications of the pure Mongolian type all the eastern Burmese tribes - Chins, Kachins, Shans, &c. - belong (as indeed do the Burmese themselves), and that a cognate race occupies the Himalaya to the eastern limits of Kashmir.