|Myanmar or Myanma (ˈmaɪænmɑː, ˈmjænmɑː, ˈmaɪænmɑː, ˈmjænmɑː)|
|Official full name: the Union of Myanmar, Former official name (until 1989, though still widely used): Burma 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: 50 101 000 (2004 est). Area: 676 577 sq km (261 228 sq miles)|
|Myanma or Myanma|
The official name for Burma since 1989.