Burma or Myanmar 

It depends on who you ask

In 1989, the Military Junta renamed Burma to Myanmar in an attempt to improve their ethno-nationalist credentials.

Many in the west continue to use Burma in disdain for the Junta. While I was in country in 2013, I asked the young what they called their country. Their answer was Myanmar, not surprisingly since that was what they knew it as most, if not all, of their lives.

While a variety of their elders may still refer it as Burma, I will defer to how the young in country told me.


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