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Myanmar MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Myanmar
Tree Number(s)
Z01.252.145.570
Unique ID
D002052
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002052
Annotation
capital Rangoon became Yangon when Burma became Myanmar in 1989.
Scope Note
A republic of southeast Asia, northwest of Thailand, long familiar as Burma. Its capital is Yangon, formerly Rangoon. Inhabited by people of Mongolian stock and probably of Tibetan origin, by the 3d century A.D. it was settled by Hindus. The modern Burmese state was founded in the 18th century but was in conflict with the British during the 19th century. Made a crown colony of Great Britain in 1937, it was granted independence in 1947. In 1989 it became Myanmar. The name comes from myanma, meaning the strong, as applied to the Burmese people themselves. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p192 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p367)
Entry Term(s)
Burma
Myanma
Online Note
use MYANMAR to search BURMA 1968-92
History Note
93; was BURMA 1968-92
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1995/06/08
Myanmar Preferred
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