Saturday, 28 January 2012


PYU is Mon. You'll also see it called Pegu or Peguan in some books because there was more than one Mon realm. The Mon realms seem to have been Dvarati Pyu and Pegu.

It's important to look at MON cos its one of the earliest recorded scripts in Sotuh East Asia and it influenced the development of the modern Burmese Thai and Lao scripts.

Inscriptions in Mon script have been found in both Burma and Thailand as the Mons controlled southern Burma and Thailand before the Thais moved south and northern Burma or rather what's now Burma was probably controlled by the ancestors of the Shan people.