a republic in SE Asia, on the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea: unified from small
states in 1752; annexed by Britain (1823–85) and made a province of India in 1886;
became independent in 1948. It is generally mountainous, with the basins of the Chindwin
and Irrawaddy Rivers in the central part and the Irrawaddy delta in the south. Official
language: Burmese. Religion: Buddhist majority. Currency: kyat. Capital: Yangon. Pop:
55 167 330 (2013 est). Area: 676 577 sq km (261 228 sq miles)Official full name: the Union of MyanmarFormer official name (until 1989, though still widely used): Burma
Translations for 'Myanmar'
British English: MyanmarMyanmar is a republic in south-east Asia.ˈmaɪænmɑː; ˈmjænmɑːNOUN