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Myanmar

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Myanmar bûrˈmə , officially Republic of the Union of Myanmar, republic (2021 est. po...

Burma

(Encyclopedia)Burma: see Myanmar.

Three Pagodas Pass

(Encyclopedia)Three Pagodas Pass, mountain pass, alt. 925 ft (282 m), at the southern end of the Dawna Range, on the Myanmar-Thailand border. It has long been the chief route between SE Myanmar and the Chao Phraya ...

Ayeyarwady

(Encyclopedia)Ayeyarwady ĭrəwŏdˈē [key], chief river of Myanmar, c.1,000 mi (1,600 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Mali and Nmai rivers in N Myanmar. The combined stream flows south through gorges st...

Myitkyina

(Encyclopedia)Myitkyina myĭtˈchĭnä [key], city (1983 pop. 56,427), capital of Kachin State, N Myanmar, on the Ayeyarwady River. A leading town of N Myanmar, it is a trade center (including teak and jade), the e...

Hkakabo Razi

(Encyclopedia)Hkakabo Razi käˈkäbō räˈzē [key], peak, 19,296 ft (5,881 m) high, N Myanmar, on an outlier of the Himalayan system. It is the highest point in Myanmar. ...

Rohingya

(Encyclopedia)Rohingya, Muslim ethnic, cultural, and linguistic group living primarily in Rakhine State, W Myanmar. A minority of some 1.5 million in a country that is predominantly Buddhist, they speak a language ...

Yangon

(Encyclopedia)Yangon răng-go͞onˈ [key], city (1983 pop. 2,458,712), former capital of Myanmar and capital of Yangon region, S central Myanmar, on the Yangon River (a mouth of the Ayeyarwady) near its entrance in...

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