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miǎn diàn
men den
Myanmar Scroll

緬甸 is the Chinese name for the country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).

緬甸 is occasionally used in Japanese (especially in historic documents) with the same meaning (though they also have a Katakana name for Myanmar/Burma).

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myan maa
Myanmar Scroll

ミャンマー is Myanmar in Japanese Katakana.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

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Simple Dictionary Definition



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miǎn diàn
    mian3 dian4
mien tien
 menden; biruma(gikun)
    めんでん; ビルマ(gikun)
Myanmar Scroll
Myanmar (or Burma)
(obsolete) Burma; (place-name) Burma


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 myanmaa / myanma
Myanmar Scroll
Myanmar; (place-name) Myanmar; Burmah

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Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia


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dān ruì
    dan1 rui4
tan jui
General Than Shwe (1933-), Myanmar army officer and politician, leader of the military junta 1992-2011


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yǎng guāng
    yang3 guang1
yang kuang
Yangon (Rangoon), city, capital of Myanmar from 1948 to 2006


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wǎ zú
    wa3 zu2
wa tsu
Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia


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bó gù
    bo2 gu4
po ku
Pegu city in south Myanmar (Burma)



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lěi gù
    lei3 gu4
lei ku
Loi-kaw, capital of Kaya state, Myanmar


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nù jiāng
    nu4 jiang1
nu chiang
Nujiang river of south Tibet and northwest Yunnan, the upper reaches of Salween river 薩爾溫江|萨尔温江, forming border of Myanmar and Thailand



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shàn bāng
    shan4 bang1
shan pang
Shan state of east Myanmar (Burma)


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áng shān
    ang2 shan1
ang shan
Aung San (1915-1947), Burmese general and politician, hero of Myanmar independence movement and father of Aung San Su Kyi 昂山素季[Ang2 Shan1 Su4 Ji4]


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wǎ chéng
    wa3 cheng2
wa ch`eng
    wa cheng
another name for Mandalay 曼德勒, Myanmar's second city


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wǎn dīng
    wan3 ding1
wan ting
Wanding town Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture 德宏傣族景頗族自治州|德宏傣族景颇族自治州, Yunnan, on border with Myanmar (Burma)



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miǎn yuán
    mian3 yuan2
mien yüan
kyat, currency of Myanmar


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lǎo jiē
    lao3 jie1
lao chieh
Lao Cai, Vietnam; Laokai or Laukkai, Burma (Myanmar)


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bāo bō
    bao1 bo1
pao po
brethren on the other side of the border (used in the context of China-Myanmar friendship) (loanword from Burmese "paukphaw", meaning "close kin")


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pú gān
    pu2 gan1
p`u kan
    pu kan
Bagan (Pagan), ancient capital of Myanmar (Burma)


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 ranguun / rangun
(place-name) Yangon (Myanmar, capital until 2006); Rangoon


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 houmen / homen
(noun/participle) visit to Myanmar; visit to Burma


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ā wǎ
    a1 wa3
a wa
Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia



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yún nán
    yun2 nan2
yün nan
Yunnan province in southwest China, bordering on Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, abbr. 滇[dian1] or 雲|云, capital Kunming 昆明
(place-name) Yunnan (China)


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kǎ wǎ zú
    ka3 wa3 zu2
k`a wa tsu
    ka wa tsu
Wa, Kawa or Va ethnic group of Myanmar, south China and southeast Asia


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kè yē zú
    ke4 ye1 zu2
k`o yeh tsu
    ko yeh tsu
Kaya or Karenni ethnic group of Myanmar


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kè yē bāng
    ke4 ye1 bang1
k`o yeh pang
    ko yeh pang
Kaya state of Myanmar



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nèi bǐ dū
    nei4 bi3 du1
nei pi tu
Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw, capital of Myanmar


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bó gù hé
    bo2 gu4 he2
po ku ho
Pegu River of south central Myanmar (Burma)



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bīn mǎ nà
    bin1 ma3 na4
pin ma na
Pyinmana, town in central Myanmar


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dé hóng zhōu
    de2 hong2 zhou1
te hung chou
abbr. for 德宏傣族景頗族自治州|德宏傣族景颇族自治州, Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in west Yunnan surrounded on three sides by Myanmar (Burma)


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màn dé lè
    man4 de2 le4
man te le
Mandalay, province and second city of Myanmar (Burma)


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luò pí tǎ
    luo4 pi2 ta3
lo p`i t`a
    lo pi ta
Lawpita Falls on the Balu Chaung river, location of Myanmar's biggest hydroelectric plant

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
men den / mendenmiǎn diàn
mian3 dian4
mian dian
mien tien
Myanmarミャンマーmyan maa / myanmaa / myan ma
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