Arakan Yoma


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Arakan Yoma

(ˌɑːrɑːˈkɑːn ˈjəʊmɑː)
n
(Placename) a mountain range in Myanmar, between the Irrawaddy River and the W coast: forms a barrier between Myanmar and India; teak forests

A•ra•kan Yo•ma

(ˌɑr əˈkɑn ˈyoʊ mə, ˌær əˈkæn)
n.
a mountain range in W Burma. Highest peak, Saramati, 12,633 ft. (3851 m).
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Physical geography also played a part: the area is separated from the rest of the country by the Arakan Yoma Mountains, so local communities always had more contact with people on the western bank of the Naf river, which forms the border with Bangladesh.