The country known in English as both Myanmar and Burma has undergone
changes in both its ..... The present name in the Chinese is 緬甸 (pronounced
Miǎndiàn). The Vietnamese (Mi...
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?
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
Dec 2, 2011 ... Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to Myanmar, also known ... Then,
in 1989, the current military regime took power and dropped Burma, ... promoted
the name Myanmar as a conventional name for their state; the ...
May 4, 2016 ... More information about Burma is available on the Burma Page and from ... The
military government changed the country name to "Myanmar" in ...
“The name (Burma) is taken from Mranma, the national name of the Burmese
people, ... any more people within the present union than the name “Burma” does
Jul 1, 2013 ... First, the military leaders argue that as the name Burma was given or used by ... If
the current pattern of democratic transition continues and the ...
Muang Thai or Thailand means 'land of the free' and the name had been
changed ... Cambodia and Burma, and partly because of their profound hostility
to the ...
Dec 24, 2012 ... Despite its obscurity abroad, the term Myanmar will probably prevail over Burma
in the tug of words over the Southeast Asian nation's name.
Jan 21, 2016 ... City, capital of independent Myanmar (Burma) from 1948 to 2006, when ...
reflecting the Burmese pronunciation of the city's name, be used by ...