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Ran·goon

 (răn-go͞on′, răng-)
See Yangon.
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Rangoon

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

(yæŋˈgɒn, -ˈgɔn)
n.
the capital of Burma, in the S part. 2,513,000. Formerly, Rangoon.
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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"
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Translations
Rangún
RangoonYangon
RangoonRangoun
יאנגון
रंगून
Rangun
ヤンゴン
양곤
Rangūnas
Jangona
Rangun
Yangum
Rangun
Рангун

Rangoon

[ræŋˈguːn] NRangún m
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Rangoon

[ræŋˈguːn] nRangoon
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Rangoon

nRangun nt
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Rangoon

[ræŋˈguːn] nRangoon f
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References in classic literature ?
The men who had seen her described her to me as "nothing much to look at." 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. But his lack of inches made Captain MacElrath a no less able man.
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.
(144) Whether or not we can detect such subjectivity, what we have seen clearly is the emergence of a new religious marketplace, in Rangoon and then Mandalay, in which entrepreneurs such as 'Abd al-Khaliq sought followers amid the ruins of the old order.
The flight was on its way from the city of Rangoon to Burma's Heho airport near the popular holiday resort of Inle Lake.
Obama chose the convocation hall of the University of Rangoon as his podium to make a fresh record with the country.
Instead his time will be spent in Burma's commercial capital, Rangoon, meeting both Thein Sein and the leader of the opposition, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Sources said that the assailants attacked the car near famous Rangoon Wala Hall, resultantly an administrator of a Madrassa (religious school) and three others were injured.
Yeoh, who is set to portray pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in an upcoming film, was deported by Burma's military government immediately after arrival at the Rangoon International Airport last week.
She particularly wanted to meet older children, including those who would be coming home to Rangoon from schools abroad for the Christmas holidays.