Definition of Pyu in English:

Pyu

(also pyu, pyü)

Pronunciation /pjuː/

noun

historical
  • 1A member of a people who flourished in ancient Burma (Myanmar) from the 1st century b.c. to the 9th century a.d.

  • 2The ancient Tibeto-Burman language of the Pyu.

Origin

Early 20th century. Apparently from Burmese Pyu, of uncertain origin.