Myanmar

geographical name
Myan·​mar | \ ˈmyän-ˌmär How to pronounce Myanmar (audio) \
variants: or unofficially Burma \ ˈbər-​mə How to pronounce Burma (audio) \

Definition of Myanmar

country in southeastern Asia located on the Bay of Bengal and crossed by the Tropic of Cancer; administrative capital Naypyidaw, historic capital Yangon area 261,228 square miles (676,578 square kilometers), population 55,623,000

see also burmese sense 1

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“Myanmar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Myanmar. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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