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ˈbɜr məBur·ma

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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.

    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.

Anagrams for Burma »

  1. rumba

  2. umbra

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  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. Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell:

    At the same time, we should not allow these things to completely overshadow what Burma has accomplished. It's come a long way in recent years. There are many positive things to be built upon as well.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    When I was Secretary of State, President Obama and I worked with Aung San Suu Kyi and others on the ground in Burma to nurture flickers of progress into a real opening, as President, I will ensure that the United States continues to stand with them and with everyone around the world who seeks liberty and dignity.

  3. Mu Law:

    I escaped from Burma with my family in 1988, the civil war happened in the state between the Burmese army and the Karenni army – the civil war was going on in the villages, too, and it was too dangerous for my family to stay there.

  4. Myanmar Clinton:

    I worked with Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to open up Burma, now Myanmar, to find democratic change.

  5. Ephraim Mattos:

    Even though the Burma Army eventually pulled back their troops in preparation for the June rains, they told the Karen leaders that they will come back, it is not a matter of ‘if’ the Burma Army will attack the Karen, but rather ‘when.’ And many predict it will be this fall, when the rainy season ends.

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