- a city in SW Burma, near the mouth of the Irrawaddy River.
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Bassein is one hundred and ninety-two miles west of Rangoon.A Tour of the Missions
Augustus Hopkins Strong
Bassein was captured in the same spirited way on the 19th of May.Our Sailors
In those days the only approach to Bassein was by river steamer.
But, in 79, the arrival of the Bassein steamer was the event of the week.
In 1739 these hardy Hindu soldiers sacked Bassein, and they extended their incursions to the very walls of Goa.Rulers of India: Albuquerque
Henry Morse Stephens
- a city in Myanmar, on the Irrawaddy delta: a port on the Bassein River (the westernmost distributary of the Irrawaddy). Pop: 231 000 (2005 est)
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