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Buddhism in Burma (also known as Myanmar) is predominantly of the Theravada tradition, practised by 89% of the country's population. It is the most religious Buddhist country in terms of the proportion of monks in the population and proportion of income spent on religion. Monks are venerated members of Burmese society. The monks wear red/maroon coloured robes and the nuns pink coloured robes with a sash over their left shoulder.