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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Myanmar

The country known in English as both Myanmar and Burma has undergone changes in both its official and popular names worldwide. The choice of names ...

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7013943.stm

Sep 26, 2007 ... Protest marches in Burma have entered a ninth day. But why is the country not known in the UK by its official name, Myanmar? The eyes of the ...

www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2012/11/19/why-its-such-a-big-deal-that-obama-said-myanmar-rather-than-burma

Nov 19, 2012 ... Some people aren't ready to accept the name Myanmar, and thus implicitly acknowledge the government's legitimacy in changing the country's ...

www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/11/president-obama-is-in-burma-or-is-it-myanmar/382751

Nov 13, 2014 ... U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets Myanmar's President Thein Sein (R) at the ... But the U.S. and U.K. insisted on using the name Burma.

www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2013/05/what-s-name-myanmar

May 21, 2013 ... TO THE regret of some of its stick-in-the-mud writers, The Economist has long followed a strict policy of using official names for places. No East ...

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1958/02/burmese-names/306818

Burmese names are often very confusing to foreign visitors because we do not necessarily hand down family surnames from generation to generation and ...

www.quora.com/Why-did-Myanmar-change-its-name-from-Burma

This is an interesting sociolinguistic issue. Actually both words have the same etymological origin. The difference is the register, i.e. the Burmese language may use ...

www.insideasiatours.com/insideburma/blog/2016/09/08/burma-or-myanmar

Sep 8, 2016 ... Most Westerners are surprised to learn that in fact, Burma has pretty much always used both names. The Burmese language (like many Asian ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2012/nov/19/burma-myanmar-obama-name-visit

Nov 19, 2012 ... US president Barack Obama sidesteps political storm by referring to former pariah as both Burma and Myanmar.

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2011/12/02/143049567/why-burma-why-myanmar-why-both

Dec 2, 2011 ... "Since 1989 the military authorities in Burma have promoted the name Myanmar as a conventional name for their state; the U.S. Government ...