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Allegiance Pagan Dynasty
Service/branch Royal Burmese Army
Years of service 1050s
Battles/wars Pagan's conquest of Lower Burma

Byatta (Burmese language: ဗျတ္တ, pronounced: [bjaʔta̰]) was a senior commander in the Royal Army of King Anawrahta. He was a Muslim seaman, who joined Anawrahta's service after having shipwrecked at Thaton. He fathered two sons by a woman from Popa district. The sons Shwe Hpyin Gyi and Shwe Hpyin Nge later entered the pantheon of Burmese spirits as Shwe Hpyin Brothers ရွှေဖျဉ်းညီနောင်.[1]


  1. Harvey, G. E. (1925). History of Burma: From the Earliest Times to 10 March 1824. London: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd. p. 24. 

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