Maw (Burmese: Baw), was a Shan state in what is today Burma. It was the northernmost and the second largest of the states of the Myelat region at the western end of the Shan States.[1]

Maw
State of the Shan States
1934
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Maw State (in violet) in a map of the Shan States
Area 
• 1901
885 km2 (342 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
7743
History
Succeeded by
Hsamonghkam

The capital of the state and residence of the Ngwegunhmu was Myogyi, located on the western slopes of the westernmost range of the Shan Hills. Maw included the valley of the Zawgyi River and the Myelat plateau to the south. Its population was mostly Danu, but there were also Pa-O, Shan and Palaung people in the area.[2]

HistoryEdit

Maw was a tributary state to the King of Burma. In 1886 the ruler of Maw took part in the confederation against British rule in Burma, but he submitted quickly after British victory. Thus his possession of the territory was acknowledged by the colonial authorities in 1887. Maw State merged with Hsamönghkam State in 1934.[3]

RulersEdit

The rulers bore the title Ngwegunhmu (silver revenue chief) until 1907.[4]

NgwegunhmusEdit

  • .... - .... Ko Thien Shin [1st ruler]
  • .... - .... Thudewa
  • .... - .... .... [12 rulers]
  • .... - .... Maung Chwin
  • 17.. - 1873 Maung Kya O
  • 1873 - .... Maung Yit -Regent
  • 1873 - 1907 Maung Nyo Hlaing (b. 1860 - d. 1921)
  • .... - 1882 Maung On Gaing -Regent

MyosasEdit

  • 1907 - 1921 Maung Nyo Hlaing (s.a.)
  • 1921 - 19.. Maung Thu Daw

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WHKMLA : History of the Shan States". 18 May 2010. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 234.
  3. ^ Burmese Princely States
  4. ^ Shan and Karenni States of Burma

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Coordinates: 21°27′N 96°22′E / 21.450°N 96.367°E / 21.450; 96.367