Yangon

geographical name
Yan·​gon | \ ˌyän-ˈgōn How to pronounce Yangon (audio) \

Definition of Yangon

1 or Rangoon \ ran-​ˈgün How to pronounce Yangon (audio) , raŋ-​ \ river 25 miles (40 kilometers) long in southern Myanmar (Burma)

Note: The Yangon is the eastern outlet of the Irrawaddy River.

2 or formerly and now unofficially Rangoon city and port on the Yangon River 21 miles (34 kilometers) from its mouth in southern Myanmar (Burma) population 4,477,600

Note: Yangon (Rangoon) is the historic capital of Myanmar (Burma).

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“Yangon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yangon. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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