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Myanmar

Myan·mar

 (myän′mä′, -mär′) or Bur·ma (bûr′mə)
A country of southeast Asia on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Site of ancient Mon and Burman kingdoms, Burma was a province of British India from 1886 to 1937 and a separate crown colony from 1937 to 1948, when it gained its independence. The civilian government was overthrown by a military coup in 1962 and again in 1988. The country was officially renamed Myanmar in 1989. Naypyidaw is the capital and Yangon (Rangoon) is the largest city.

Myanmar

(ˈmaɪænmɑː; ˈmjænmɑː) or

Myanma

n
(Placename) a republic in SE Asia, on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea: unified from small states in 1752; annexed by Britain (1823–85) and made a province of India in 1886; became independent in 1948. It is generally mountainous, with the basins of the Chindwin and Irrawaddy Rivers in the central part and the Irrawaddy delta in the south. Official language: Burmese. Religion: Buddhist majority. Currency: kyat. Capital: Yangon. Pop: 55 167 330 (2013 est). Area: 676 577 sq km (261 228 sq miles). Official full name: the Union of Myanmar Former official name (until 1989, though still widely used): Burma

My•an•mar

(maɪˈɑn mɑ)
n.
Union of, official name of Burma.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Myanmar - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of BengalMyanmar - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
dacoity, dakoity - robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan language - the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations - an association of nations dedicated to economic and political cooperation in southeastern Asia and who joined with the United States to fight against global terrorism
Rangoon, Yangon - the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
Mandalay - a city in central Myanmar to the north of Rangoon
Indochina, Indochinese peninsula - a peninsula of southeastern Asia that includes Myanmar and Cambodia and Laos and Malaysia and Thailand and Vietnam
Malay Peninsula - a peninsula in southeastern Asia occupied by parts of Malaysia and Thailand and Myanmar
Mekong, Mekong River - an Asian river; flows through a large delta in southern Vietnam into the South China Sea
Burmese - a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
dacoit, dakoit - a member of an armed gang of robbers
Myanmar monetary unit - monetary unit in the Union of Burma
Translations
Myanmar
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MianmarMijanmarMjanma
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ミャンマー
미얀마
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ประเทศพม่า
nước Myanmar

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