When did Burma officially become Myanmar?

When did Myanmar become?

Myanmar

Republic of the Union of Myanmar ပြည်ထောင်စု သမ္မတ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံတော်‌ (Burmese) Pyidaunzu Thanmăda Myăma Nainngandaw
• Annexation by Britain 1 January 1886
• Independence from British India 4 January 1948
• 1st coup d’état 2 March 1962
• Renamed from “Burma” to “Myanmar” 18 June 1989

Where is Myanmar and what was it called before?

In 1989 the country’s official English name, which it had held since 1885, was changed from the Union of Burma to the Union of Myanmar; in the Burmese language the country has been known as Myanma (or, more precisely, Mranma Prañ) since the 13th century.

When and why did Burma become Myanmar?

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”.

What was Burma called before the British?

After the Myanmar armed forces crushed a nationwide pro-democracy uprising in September 1988, the country’s official name (in English) was changed from its post-1974 form, the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma, back to the Union of Burma, which had been adopted when Myanmar regained its independence from the …

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Is Myanmar Indian?

India and Myanmar share a long land border of over 1600 km and a maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal. A large population of Indian origin (according to some estimates about 2.5 million) lives in Myanmar.

Why did Myanmar change its capital?

The official explanation for moving the capital was that Yangon had become too congested and crowded with little room for future expansion of government offices.