Proper noun edit
- (historical) Yangon, which was the capital of Burma or Myanmar before Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw was made the capital.
Usage notes edit
- Rangoon was the historical spelling, based on the pronunciation of the city's autonym in the Rakhine dialect of Burmese. It is still widely used. The spelling Yangon, preferred by the Burmese, has also become widely accepted.
Derived terms edit
Yangon — see Yangon
- ^ the US government still used it as of March 15, 2007 (in the CIA World Factbook)