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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"


  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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  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. Daniel Russel:

    I tried to make very clear that whatever the rationale ... the government and the party really needs to bend over backwards to demonstrate that the bad old days are in fact over and they will not avail themselves of the tools of oppression that marred Burma for so many decades.

  2. 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.

  3. Daniel Twining:

    Burma's opening was mainly a process driven by Burmese leaders, rather than the U.S., as they sought to create strategic space against China and generate economic growth through greater exposure to the world.

  4. Daniel Russel:

    Despite these flaws, this election can be a significant step forward for the credibility and sustainability of Burma's reform process.

  5. Myanmar Clinton:

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

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