Meaning of Burma in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbəːmə/

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proper noun

  • A country in SE Asia, on the Bay of Bengal; population 53,600,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Burmese; capital, Naypyidaw.

    Official name (since 1989) Union of Myanmar

Annexed by the British during the 19th century, Burma was occupied by the Japanese from 1942 to 1945 and became an independent republic in 1948. In 1962 an army coup led by Ne Win overthrew the government and established an authoritarian state. The National League for Democracy (NLD) won the election held in May 1990, even though its leader Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest; however, the military regime did not relinquish power, and held it until the general elections of 2015, at which the NLD won a majority