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Yangon (Burmese: ရန်ကုန်; MLCTS: rankun mrui, pronounced: [jàɴɡòuɴ mjo̰]; cried Rangoon an aa, 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 forby 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. 27 Mairch 2006. Retrieved 3 August 2006.
  2. "Nanning and Yangon Become Sister Cities". City Government of Nanning. 18 Julie 2009. Archived frae the original on 10 Julie 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  3. Nwe Nwe Aye and Wai Phyo Myint (30 Mey 2005). "Yunnan keen to boost economic, trade ties". The Myanmar Times.[deid airtin]

Coordinates: 16°47′42″N 96°09′36″E / 16.795°N 96.16°E / 16.795; 96.16