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 261,789 square miles (680,651 square kilometers), population 51,419,000

see also burmese

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