Definition of Rangoon in English:

Rangoon

Line breaks: Ran|goon
Pronunciation: /raŋˈguːn
 
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  • The former capital of Burma (Myanmar), a port in the Irrawaddy delta; population 4,088,000 (est. 2007). For centuries a Buddhist religious centre, it is the site of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, built over 2,500 years ago. The modern city was established by the British in the mid 19th century and was the capital from 1886 until it was replaced by Naypyidaw in 2005. Burmese name Yangon.

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