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ˈbɜr məBur·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Myanmar, Union of Burma, Burmanoun

    a mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal

    "much opium is grown in Myanmar"

Wiktionary

  1. Burmanoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. burma

    Also called the Burmese empire, or kingdom of Ava, formerly the most extensive and powerful state in Farther India. The most celebrated ruler of the country was Alompra, the founder of the present dynasty, who reigned about the middle of the 18th century. The Burmese became involved in a war with the English 1824-26, which terminated in the curtailment of their power and the loss of several provinces.

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  1. rumba

  2. umbra

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Burma in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Nikki Haley:

    The international community cannot overlook what is happening in Burma – we must stand together and call on the government to fully cooperate with this fact-finding mission.

  3. General Vincent Brooks:

    I literally had leaders from other militaries grabbing me by the hand and pulling me to the Burmese general who was there; the region really wants the United States to engage Burma and help them to move forward, now we have to move at the pace we are allowed to.

  4. 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.

  5. Bo Kyi:

    We know that the military can not be trusted to respect the human rights of people and the rule of law in Burma, when the military was last in charge, political prisoners like me were rounded up, sent to prison for decades,( put in) solitary confinement and tortured. We are concerned that if this state of emergency is not reversed, similar things will happen again.

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