former capital of Myanmar (Burma), located in the southern part of the country. See Nay Pyi Taw.
- Formerly Ran·goon [rang-goon] /ræŋˈgun/ .
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How to use Yangon in a sentence
Chuu had plans to move to Yangon and set up her own studio, and was looking for locations in the city, when the coup happened.Myanmar's Artists Captured the Spirit of the Resistance. Now They're Continuing the Fight from Abroad | Suyin Haynes | June 23, 2021 | Time
Today, the 27-year-old from Yangon, the country’s largest city, is getting ready to enlist in one of those groups herself.As Myanmar's Junta Intensifies Its Crackdown, Pro-Democracy Protesters Prepare for Civil War | Kyaw Hsan Hlaing / Yangon | April 7, 2021 | Time
Friends have printed out stickers with his illustrations urging disobedience and stuck them up around Yangon, and he has been writing and drawing signs for people to take to protests.Myanmar's Creatives Are Fighting Military Rule With Art—Despite the Threat of a Draconian New Cyber-Security Law | Suyin Haynes | February 12, 2021 | Time
Khine, an artist based in Yangon, doesn’t think of himself as political.Myanmar's Creatives Are Fighting Military Rule With Art—Despite the Threat of a Draconian New Cyber-Security Law | Suyin Haynes | February 12, 2021 | Time
In Yangon, the largest city, a sense of panic appeared to set in.In Myanmar coup, Suu Kyi’s ouster heralds return to military rule | Shibani Mahtani, Timothy McLaughlin | February 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The bus from Yangon deposited us at our destination in the dark and cold early hours when most people are still asleep.
Inle Lake is served by flights and buses from Yangon, Bagan, and Mandalay.The Cat's Meow: Top 10 Destinations for Feline Fanatics | Lonely Planet | December 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Burma is now Myanmar, Rangoon is Yangon, Prome is Pyay and Pegu is Bago.
British Dictionary definitions for Yangon
the largest city and chief port of Myanmar (Burma): officially superseded as capital in 2006 by Nay Pyi Taw (Naypyidaw), though still retaining some of the functions of government; an industrial city and transport centre; dominated by the gold-covered Shwe Dagon pagoda, 112 m (368 ft) high. Pop: 4 082 000 (2005 est): Former name (official until 1989, still widely used in English): Rangoon
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