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  •  I asked a friend (4+ / 0-)

    who lived in SE Asia for quite some time, and she told me that even in Burma, opinions are divided.  "Myanmar" is associated with the military junta, but on the other hand, some people see "Burma" as a colonial name and don't want to use it.

    As far as I know, though, the actual opposition groups prefer to use "Burma," and I tend to adopt that usage in solidarity with them.  Our own State Department has, I think, been pretty consistent in sticking with "Burma" over the years.

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