How did Myanmar get its name?
Myanmar or Burma is the name of a sovereign state located at the southwestern region of Asia. Its name comes from two words of their native language: 'myan', which means 'swift', and 'ma', which means 'strong'.
After achieving its freedom from the United Kingdom in January of 1948, the former colony became the Union of Burma. On June 18 , 1989, the State Law and Order Restoration Cou…ncil adopted the name "Union of Myanmar." There is still some controversy over the name change and many English speaking nations do not recognise it officially.
Burma , Yangoon , Rangoon
Burma (the ruling military junta changed its name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989)
Myanmar was formerly called Burma.
Myanmar was originally known as Burma, and that is still its official name. No legislature in Burma has actually approved the name Myanmar, which is derived from the Burmese s…hort-form name Myanma Naingngandaw and has been promoted by the military authorities in Burma.
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Land Of the Golden Pagodas
It is 'rakhine' . That is former country in Burmese . * trust me . I'm burmese * ^ Soemyatnoe ^
In History, Politics & Society
The country was formerly called "Burma."
It was formerly known as Burma.
the highest mountain in Myanmar Hkakabo Razi
Burma is the older name for Myanmar.