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Yangon (Burmese: ရန်ကုန်; MLCTS: rankun mrui, pronounced: [jàɴɡòuɴ mjo̰]; an aa kent as Rangoon, literally: "End o Strife") is a umwhile caipital o Myanmar (Burma) an the caipital o Yangon Region (umwhilie Yangon Diveesion). Although the military govrenment haes offeecially relocatit the caipital tae Naypyidaw syne Mairch 2006,[1] Yangon, wi a population o ower fower million, continues tae be the kintra's lairgest ceety an the maist important commercial centre.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yangon (ရန်ကုန်) is a combination o the twa wirds yan (ရန်) an koun (ကုန်), which mean "enemies" an "run oot o" respectively. It is an aa translatit as "End o Strife". "Rangoon" maist likely comes frae the Breetish imitation o the pronunciation o "Yangon" in the Rakhine dialect (Arakanese) o Burmese, which is [rɔ̀ɴɡʊ́ɴ].

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Burma's new capital stages parade". BBC News. 2006-03-27. Retrieved 2006-08-03. 
  2. "Nanning and Yangon Become Sister Cities". City Government of Nanning. 2009-07-18. 
  3. Nwe Nwe Aye and Wai Phyo Myint (2005-05-30). "Yunnan keen to boost economic, trade ties". The Myanmar Times.