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 (mo͞ol-mān′, mōl-) or Maw·la·myine (mou′lə-myīn′, -lä-myīn′)
A city of southern Myanmar (Burma) on the Andaman Sea east of Yangon. The chief town of British Burma from 1826 to 1852, it is a port and commercial center.
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(maʊlˈmeɪn) or


(Placename) a port in S Myanmar, near the mouth of the Salween River: exports teak and rice. Pop: 390 000 (2005 est)
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(mulˈmeɪn, moʊl-)

a seaport in S Burma at the mouth of the Salween River. 220,000.
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Noun1.Moulmein - a port city of southern Myanmar on the Gulf of Martaban
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He had seen his fellow elephants die of cold and epilepsy and starvation and sunstroke up at a place called Ali Musjid, ten years later; and afterward he had been sent down thousands of miles south to haul and pile big balks of teak in the timberyards at Moulmein. There he had half killed an insubordinate young elephant who was shirking his fair share of work.
The Japanese rapidly closed up to Moulmein, a port on the mouth of the Salween River where 4/12th FF fought a rearguard action for the famous 17 Indian Division.
Fifteen years later, two-fifths of its imports from Moulmein comprised the same bulky commodity.
Mon MPs discussed the issue yesterday at a state assembly session in Moulmein. Several voiced concern over the number of individuals who had been caught red-handed in recent months trying to carry quantities of liquor along the pilgrimage trail, presumably to sell to thirsty devotees and tourists after they had made the hours-long hike to the summit.
So after the outbreak of anti-Muslim riots in Martaban, Moulmein and other towns in lower Burma, the Muslim Liberation Organisation of Burma (MLOB) was formed and became a member of Democratic Alliance of Burma calling themselves K'Nyaw Thoo, they fought shoulder to shoulder with the ethnic and the pro-democracy groups against the marauding Tatmadaw.
By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' eastward to the sea, There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me; For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say: 'Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!' (127) This poem, with its timeless themes of idealized romance, cultural fusion and exotic locales, had an extraordinary impact on the popular imagination in the West.
While Catholic missionary activity had begun as early as 1721, the initial administrative capital of British Burma at Moulmein became an important point of religious productivity with the establishment of a franchise of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in 1859, followed by another in Rangoon in 1862.
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Then the elegiac lines speaking of the land that once seduced him: "For the temple bells are callin' an' it's there that I would be, by the old Moulmein Pagoda, looking lazy at the sea."
(12) There were foreign-owned studios in the 1870s in outlying districts, or mofussil, such as Moulmein, for example, (Falconer 2005).
Last month, bandits held up a Muslim-owned bus en route from Moulmein to Yangon, shooting the driver dead and robbing the passengers with the warning that this was what they deserved for doing business with a Muslim, according to police reports.
He naturally concentrates on Wave11's unenviable task as Commander in Chief, the battles at Moulmein, the doomed defence of the Salween River followed by fighting along the Bilin River, the battle of Sittang, the fight to defend Rangoon and its fall, the growing difficulty British authorities were having with some Burmese, the role of the Japanese navy and their attack on Ceylon, the loss of Mandalay and the retreat into India.