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From the pronunciation of Burmese ရန်ကုန် (rankun) in the Rakhine dialect.

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  1. (historical) Yangon, which was the capital of Burma or Myanmar before Naypyidaw or Nay Pyi Taw was made the capital.

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  • 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.[1] The spelling Yangon, preferred by the Burmese, has also become widely accepted.

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  1. ^ the US government still used it as of March 15, 2007 (in the CIA World Factbook)

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