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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flagCanada
88%
11%
0%
0%
43
flagLithuania
85%
7%
0%
7%
14
flagIndia
84%
15%
0%
0%
13
flagItaly
82%
11%
2%
2%
34
flagthe United States
76%
13%
3%
5%
130
flagSweden
73%
26%
0%
0%
15
flagGermany
69%
20%
6%
2%
73
flagRussia
69%
6%
6%
13%
43
flagGreece
69%
30%
0%
0%
13
flagFrance
66%
16%
0%
16%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
65%
25%
1%
7%
155
flagPoland
60%
24%
7%
7%
5248
flagAustria
50%
35%
10%
5%
20
flagUnknown
45%
27%
14%
12%
386
flagthe Netherlands
29%
47%
0%
23%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
28%
64%
7%
0%
14

Gender

men53%
women54%
Myanmar
53%
54%
Laos
24%
30%
Vietnam
9%
8%
Indonesia
12%
6%

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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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