Names of Burma

Names Of Burma

The country, popularly known in English as both Burma and Myanmar, has undergone changes in both its official and popular names worldwide. The choice of names stems from the existence of two different names for the country in Burmese, which are used in different contexts. The official English name was changed by the country's government from the "Union of Burma" to the "Union of Myanmar" in 1989, and still later to the "Republic of the Union of Myanmar", which since then have been the subject of controversies and mixed incidences of adoption.

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