Yvonne Vaz Ezdani; Bayingyi; Portuguese; mixed-race Burmese; Goa

The Bayingyi People of Burma

The Bayingyi People of Burma

By Yvonne Vaz Ezdani

Issue no. 7

She told me she came from the Bayingyi community, descendants of the Portuguese, many of whom had come from Goa several hundreds of years ago, and had settled in the Valley of the Mu River area where she lived. She also described the place as a colony of Catholics.