Is it Burma or Myanmar todayIt is Burma or Myanmar today?
Was it Burma or Myanmar?
Was it Burma or Myanmar? Why did the land have two different name? The reigning Burma Army Junior Government in 1989 renamed the land of Burma Myanmar. Taoiseach, a young man is a group, whether militarily or politically, that governs a nation after it has taken control by violence. In order to make things even more complicated, Burma was governed by the British between 1824 and 1948, and this British settlement means that the United Kingdom knows the name "Burma" better because of its historic importance.
The United Nations calls the state Myanmar, but many still use "Burma" because of the 1989 naming dispute. In general, the locals will say "Myanmar" when they refer to the land in formal terms, such as in documentation or news coverage, but "Burma" in the language of daily life.
There are some who believe that the name you use reflects your sympathy for politics and whether you endorse the regime that initiated the name shift in the first place. But even the pro-democracy movements do not strongly reject the name "Myanmar" today; one has the impression that there are larger and more important problems than discussing the name of the state.
Myanmar is by no means the first nation to name a new one. In many of the other markets where we are active, names have changed in a similar way to Cambodia (Cambodia) and Thailand (Siam). In spite of its tumultuous past, Myanmar is now a tranquil and unaffected area of Asia. During the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries the land was named "Burma", which is a falsification of the term "Myanmar" in the langaug.
In general, the natives will say "Myanmar" when they refer to the land in formal terms, such as in documentation or news coverage, but "Burma" in the language of daily life. Abundant in culture, nature and inviting natives, whatever name you choose, make sure you put Myanmar on your Asian itinerary. So why not go and see Myanmar yourself?
Have a look at our Myanmar small group trips, where you will be travelling with only 15 other travellers, or take a look at our personal itineraries.