Toungoo or Taunguboth: toung´go͞o´, toung´o͞o´ [key], town, S Myanmar, on the Sittaung River. It is a railway junction. From the late 14th cent. it was the center of one of the three chief states of Myanmar; in the late 16th cent., under the Bagan kings, it preceded Bago as the capital of a unified Burmese kingdom.

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