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(ˈsɪt weɪ)

a seaport in W Burma. 107,907. Formerly, Akyab.
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The India-funded Kaladan multi-modal project is designed to provide a sea-river-land link to its remote northeast through Sittwe (formerly Akyab) port.
However, the rivalry was historic and dated back to the 8th century AD when Tibetan troops occupied all the territory from present Bihar in India to Akyab in Burma for almost two decades.
'From Akhyep (Akyab, currently known as Sittwe) we started.
For this journey to Akyab (Burma) on December 16, our helicopter was second in the order of take-off.
(90) One mosque with which he was associated (dated to 1756, though probably established much earlier) was located at Akyab, at the entrance to Rakhine's Kaladan River.
Chapter 1 traces a number of the distinctive physical and demographic features of the three cities, Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Mawlamyine (Moulmein) and Sittwe (Akyab), back to colonial immigration policies, which resulted in an influx of--mostly Indian and Chinese--foreign residents.
I was an aircraft man stationed at Akyab, Burma, with 267 Squadron.
As part of this Buddhization plan, the name of the Arakan state was changed to Rakhine, and the name of its capital was changed from Akyab to Sittwe.
"There were more than 300 Rohingya in the boats which are coming from the Myanmar city of Akyab (Sittwe).
India is also trying to make progress on the $400 million Kaladan "multi-modal" project linking Mizoram and Assam through highways and inland waterways to Akyab, a port in south-western Myanmar.
Saki was born Hector Hugh Munro in 1870 in Akyab, Burma (now Myanmar), the third child of Colonel Charles Augustus Munro and Mary Frances Mercer Munro.
January 3-5 On the heels of withdrawing Japanese troops, British forces occupy the island of Akyab (now Sittwe), off Burma's northwestern coast.