What does BURMA mean?

Definitions for BURMAˈbɜr mə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Myanmar, Union of Burma, Burma(noun)

    a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal

    "much opium is grown in Myanmar"


  1. Burma(ProperNoun)

    Myanmar; a country in Southeast Asia, on the west coast of the Indochina Peninsula.

  2. Origin: From ဗမာ, colloquial form of မြန်မာ; see Myanmar for more.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Burma

    a vast province of British India, lying E. of the Bay of Bengal, and bounded landward by Bengal, Tibet, China, and Siam; the country is mountainous, drained by the Irawadi, Salween, and Sittang Rivers, whose deltas are flat fertile plains; the heights on the Chinese frontier reach 15,000 ft; the climate varies with the elevation, but is mostly hot and trying; rice is the chief crop; the forests yield teak, gum, and bamboo; the mines, iron, copper, lead, silver, and rubies. Lower Burma is the coast-land from Bengal to Siam, cap. Rangoon, and was seized by Britain in 1826 and 1854. Upper Burma, cap. Mandalay, an empire nearly as large as Spain, was annexed in 1886.

Anagrams for BURMA »

  1. rumba

  2. umbra


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BURMA in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BURMA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Peter Lynch:

    In 2015 we'll see more luxury ships are moving into Burma [ Myanmar ], it's a country filled with wonderful people and astonishing historic sites.

  2. Simon Billenness:

    Burma is not a success story. If the administration wants Burma to be a success story, then they have got to apply greater leverage than they have on the Burmese regime to change.

  3. Rob Rowe:

    I know that when restrictions were lifted on Myanmar/Burma, many banks decided that the rules were so complex and the penalties...were so significant that it didn't make sense to go all out with business to that country.

  4. Suu Kyi:

    That's a problem with the international community. They have not lost interest in Burma, they still want Burma to have a happy ending, but they think that they'll get a happy ending simply by insisting that it is a happy ending and that's not how things happen.

  5. Brad Adams:

    Survivors describe how they flee persecution in Burma only to fall into the hands of traffickers and extortionists, in many cases witnessing deaths and suffering abuse and hunger, interviews with officials and others make clear that these brutal networks, with the complicity of government officials in Burma, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Malaysia, profit from the desperation and misery of some of the world's most persecuted and neglected people.

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