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Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • Yenangyaung —    (Yaynangyoung)    A city in Magwe (Magway) Division, with a population estimated at 81,745 in 1996. Though it has little to offer tourists, it is historically and economically important as a center for the production of oil since before… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Introduction —    When Burma (Myanmar) achieved independence from British colonial rule in 1948, many observers viewed it with its high standards of education and abundant natural resources as one of the Asian countries most likely to achieve economic… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Yenangyaung — Original name in latin Yenangyaung Name in other language Yaynangyoung, Yenangyaung, Yenangyoung State code MM Continent/City Asia/Rangoon longitude 20.46504 latitude 94.8712 altitude 56 Population 110553 Date 2012 12 06 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Old and New Place Names —    The following is a guide to geographical place names in Burma (Myanmar) and their alteration, as issued by the State Law and Order Restoration Council in the June 1989 Adaptation of Expressions Law:    Old = New    Burma = Myanmar    Union of… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Aung San, Bogyoke —    (1915 1947)    Modern Burma s most important political figure, who played the principal role in winning independence from Britain after World War II. Burmese people often refer to him as bogyoke (commander in chief) because he is credited with …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Education —    Like other Asian peoples, the Burmese have high esteem for education and educated persons. Books are customarily treated with care (e.g., they should not be placed on the ground), and the term saya (hsaya), meaning teacher in the Burmese… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Labor Strikes —    (1974)    The inefficiencies and corruption of the socialist economy caused inflation and shortages of necessities in the early 1970s, and poor weather conditions in 1974 made shortages of rice still more severe. On May 13, 1974, a strike at a …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Magwe (Magway) Division —    One of Burma s 14 states and divisions, with an area of 44,820 square kilometers (17,305 square miles) and an estimated population in 2000 of 4.55 million (1983 census figure: 3,243,166). The divisional capital is Magwe (Magway), and the… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • National Schools —    Following the 1920 student boycott that opposed the act establishing Rangoon (Yangon) University, national schools offering a curriculum emphasizing Burmese (Myanmar) language and culture and Buddhism were established throughout the country. A …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Oil and Natural Gas —    Burma possesses abundant oil and natural gas resources, located both onshore and offshore. During the Konbaung Dynasty, earth oil was extracted from wells around Yenangyaung (Yaynangyoung), in present day Magwe (Magway) Division. The wells… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

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