World English Dictionary
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

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Word Origin & History

officially chosen by rulers of Burma in 1989 as a more accurate transliteration of the native name.
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Cultural Dictionary
Myanmar [(myahn-mahr, meye-ahn-mahr)]

The official name for Burma since 1989.

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