from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Bur·ma (bûrˈmə)Myanmar A country of southeast Asia on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Site of ancient Mon and Burman kingdoms, Burma was a province of British India from 1886 to 1937 and a separate crown colony from 1937 to 1948, when it gained its independence. The civilian government was overthrown by a military coup in 1962 and again in 1988. The country was officially renamed Myanmar in 1989. Yangon (formerly Rangoon) is the capital and the largest city. Population: 47,400,000.
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- proper n. A country in Southeast Asia. Official name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Also known as Burma (which was formerly the official name).
- proper n. The Sino-Tibetan official language of the country of Myanmar, also known as Burmese.
- proper n. Burmese language
- proper n. The script in which the Myanmar language is written. Also known as Burmese.
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- n. a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal
INDIAN AMBASSADOR TO MYANMAR: We are dealing with the present regime in Myanmar.
YANGON, MYANMAR: The United Nation's special envoy to Myanmar was expected to meet detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit to the country that began Saturday (31 Jan), the latest effort to coax democratic reforms from the ruling junta.
YANGON, MYANMAR: The number of foreign tourists who visited Myanmar in the first nine months of 2008 was almost one-quarter less than for the same period a year earlier, official statistics show.
YANGON, MYANMAR: The prime minister of military-ruled Myanmar will make official visits next week to Southeast Asian neighbors Indonesia and Singapore, just two weeks after the three countries 'leaders met at a regional summit.
YANGON, MYANMAR: Foreign investment in Myanmar _ much of it from China _ nearly doubled in the first nine months of 2008 compared to the same period last year, according to government statistics seen Monday (5 Jan).
YANGON, MYANMAR: Authorities in military-ruled Myanmar sentenced a lawyer who has defended pro-democracy and labor activists to four years in prison, accusing him of having links with
YANGON, MYANMAR: A Myanmar newspaper says the military government has lifted a rice export ban it imposed after Cyclone Nargis devastated the country's main rice-growing areas in the Irrawaddy Delta and south of Yangon in May.
** TO GO WITH STORY SLUGGED: MYANMAR CHILD SOLDIERS BY GRANT PECK ** Two young ethnic Karen boys look on following ceremonies to honor those killed in fighting with the Myanmar government Aug. 12, 2001, at Kaw Thoo Lei, Myanmar.
Income per capita of many villages in Myanmar is just only Ks. 700 (less than US$ 01).
• History: Gained independence from Britain in 1948; ruled ever since by military juntas, which have used the name Myanmar since 1989
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