Which country was formerly named Burma?

Myanmar
Laos
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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flagGermany
100%
0%
0%
0%
11
flagCanada
80%
20%
0%
0%
10
flagUnknown
63%
13%
18%
4%
22
flagPoland
58%
31%
4%
5%
772
flagthe United States
55%
44%
0%
0%
18
flagthe United Kingdom
47%
42%
0%
10%
38

Gender

men67%
women52%
Myanmar
67%
52%
Laos
26%
34%
Vietnam
2%
4%
Indonesia
3%
9%

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