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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flagLithuania
80%
10%
0%
10%
10
flagGermany
72%
17%
6%
3%
29
flagCanada
71%
28%
0%
0%
14
flagthe United States
70%
18%
5%
5%
58
flagRussia
69%
7%
15%
7%
13
flagItaly
66%
20%
6%
6%
15
flagGreece
66%
33%
0%
0%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
57%
32%
1%
8%
78
flagPoland
56%
27%
8%
7%
2806
flagUnknown
42%
29%
15%
12%
299
flagRepublic of Ireland
36%
54%
9%
0%
11

Gender

men48%
women52%
Myanmar
48%
52%
Laos
26%
30%
Vietnam
11%
9%
Indonesia
13%
7%

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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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Quel pays a été nommé Birmanie?
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Quale paese è stato nominato la Birmania?
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¿Qué país fue nombrado Birmania?
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Welches Land wurde Birma genannt?
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