State located in the Irawaddy delta. Inhabited by the MON, capital PEGU, dominant religion BUDDHISM. After the Mon raided neighbouring Ava/Burma, in 1758 Pegu was conquered by a Burmese general, Ayungpaya who established the new Burmese state, founding the capital of his new KONBAUNG DYNASTY at RANGOON on Pegu soil.

Myanmar, early history of, from Infoplease The Dutch East India Company in Burma, 1634-1680, by Wil O. Djk

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