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Rangoon

[rang-goon] /ræŋˈgun/
noun
1.
former name of Yangon.
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  • I knew very well both him and his wife, who had accompanied him in his flight from Rangoon.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • We were both at the mission-school in Rangoon, and we were married there, "for ever and for ever," so the padre said.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • I was in Rangoon on my first voyage, and remember it; a thing like the devil on three sticks instead of two.

  • Rangoon is a city of gorgeous colors and varied human types.

  • They were placed on board the steamer Thooreah, and conveyed to Rangoon.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
British Dictionary definitions for Rangoon

Rangoon

/ræŋˈɡuːn/
noun
1.
the former official name (until 1989, but still widely used) of Yangon
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