Which country was formerly named Burma?

Myanmar
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Vietnam
Indonesia
In 1989, the military gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial­ly changed the English trans­la­tions of many names dating back to Burma's colonial period or earlier, in­clud­ing that of the country itself: "Burma" became "Myan­mar". Both these names are derived from the name of the majority Burmese Bamar ethnic group. Myanmar is con­sid­ered to be the literary form of the name of the group, while Burma is derived from "Bamar", the col­lo­qui­al form of the group's name.

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flagCanada
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32
flagIndia
84%
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flagLithuania
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12
flagItaly
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flagGermany
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flagthe United States
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flagSweden
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flagGreece
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flagthe United Kingdom
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flagPoland
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flagRussia
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flagUnknown
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flagAustria
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flagthe Netherlands
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flagRepublic of Ireland
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Gender

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women52%
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Vietnam
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Welk land werd uitgeroepen tot Birma?
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Quale paese è stato nominato la Birmania?
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Welches Land wurde Birma genannt?
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Qual país foi nomeado Birmânia?
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Which country was formerly named Burma?
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Quel pays a été nommé Birmanie?
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¿Qué país fue nombrado Birmania?
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