Rangoon


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Ran·goon

 (răn-go͞on′, răng-)
See Yangon.

Rangoon

(ræŋˈɡuːn)
n
(Placename) the former official name (until 1989, but still widely used) of Yangon

Yan•gon

(yæŋˈgɒn, -ˈgɔn)
n.
the capital of Burma, in the S part. 2,513,000. Formerly, Rangoon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rangoon - the capital and largest city of MyanmarRangoon - the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
Burma, Myanmar, Union of Burma - a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal; "much opium is grown in Myanmar"
Translations
Rangún
RangoonYangon
RangoonRangoun
יאנגון
रंगून
Rangun
ヤンゴン
양곤
Rangūnas
Jangona
Rangun
Yangum
Rangun
Рангун

Rangoon

[ræŋˈguːn] NRangún m

Rangoon

[ræŋˈguːn] nRangoon

Rangoon

nRangun nt

Rangoon

[ræŋˈguːn] nRangoon f
References in classic literature ?
But in the great Indian famine of the seventies that ship, already old then, made some wonderful dashes across the Gulf of Bengal with cargoes of rice from Rangoon to Madras.
The pilot and third officer loomed above him, as did the man at the wheel, a bulky German, deserted from a warship, whom he had signed on in Rangoon.
To Ceylon for orders, and from Ceylon to Rangoon to load rice for Rio Janeiro.
I got letters from the owners an' the firm--'Tull error on fire-bars, sux pounds'--ot Baltimore, ot Delagoa Bay, ot Moji, ot Rangoon, ot Rio, an' ot Montevuddio.
The Rangoon was moored half a mile off in the harbour, its signal of departure hoisted at the mast-head.
Bahadur Shah Zafar not only played important role in the war of independence but also continued his war through pen until his death while in exile at Rangoon in Burma, he added.
Shahid's last film was Vishal Bhardwaj's Rangoon that did not do well at the box office.
In Rangoon, Mr Burt discussed the need for improved infrastructure to support the citys rapid urbanisation with the Chief Minister of Rangoon, U Phyo Min Thein, and met business leaders to learn more about the opportunities and constraints of Burmas business environment.
Harris Binotti, 25, is suspected of killing fellow Briton Gary Ferguson in Rangoon.
Following his involvement in the Independence War of 1857, the British exiled him to Rangoon in British-controlled Burma, after convicting him on conspiracy charges in a kangaroo court.
Later, as part of bank nationalisation, the operations of the Rangoon branch of SBI were taken over by the Peoples' Bank of Burma in February 1963.
Actor is preparing for Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming film Rangoon