or formerly Burma geographical name country SE Asia on Bay of Bengal; a federal republic capital Yangon area 261,789 square miles (680,651 square kilometers), population 45,573,000

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  • Myanmar — [myän′mär΄, myun′mär] country in SE Asia, on the Indochinese peninsula: modern state founded in 18th cent.; under British control from 1885 to 1948: 261,228 sq mi (676,578 sq km); pop. 35,314,000; cap. Yangon: officially, a federation of states… …   English World dictionary

  • Myanmar — V. Birmanie …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Myanmar — → Birmania …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Myanmar — an old name for a part of Burma and a word for the country in native speech, officially chosen by military rulers of BURMA (Cf. Burma) in 1989. Reasons given include casting off a relic of colonialism, or downplaying of the connection to the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Myanmar — /muy ahn mah/, n. Union of, official name of Burma. * * * I or Burma officially Union of Myanmar Country, Southeast Asia, on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. Area: 261,228 sq mi (676,577 sq km). Population (2002 est.): 42,238,000. Capital:… …   Universalium

  • Myanmar — Pye Tawngsu Thammada Myanma Naingngan Republik der Union von Myanmar …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Myanmar — Birmanie Wikipédia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Myanmar — La Unión de Myanmar es un país del Sudéste asiático antiguamente conocido como Birmania. Limita al norte con China, al sur con el mar de Andamán, al este con Laos y Tailandia, y al oeste con la India, Bangladesh y el golfo de Bengala. * * *… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Myanmar — /ˈmiənma/ (say meeuhnmah) noun 1. Also, Burma. a republic in South East Asia, bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand; part of British India until 1937, then a separate British dependency until independence in 1948; military rule… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Myanmar — noun a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal much opium is grown in Myanmar • Syn: ↑Union of Burma, ↑Burma • Members of this Region: ↑dacoity, ↑dakoity, ↑Sino Tibetan, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myanmar —  Burma. Burma is the former official name of the Southeast Asian nation and the one preferred by most publications and other informed users outside Burma. Myanmar was for a time used by many publications, but now its use is mostly confined to the …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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