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Time to move the lemma to "Myanmar"[edit]

After a political "spring" igniting reforms to more democracy, the argument of pariah state impeding to name this country "Myanmar" is not valid anymore. The government becomes more and more legitimate. 49.147.167.108 (talk) 12:04, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

I still don't really understand this argument, Germany is not called Deutchsland and Switzerland is not called Schweiz.

The meaning of an "official" name is that it is the name that has to be used in all languages. Locally some language users may use their own term, but refering to this entity officially, the official name has to be used. I'm not sure if Deutschland or Schweiz are the official names; if so, they need to be corrected too. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.12.19.103 (talk) 10:24, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
I have NEVER heard this definition of "official name" before. Why should ANY nation get to dictate to any other language (much less ALL other languages) what to call something. THAT seems massively arrogant to me. --Khajidha (talk) 13:19, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
IP 61 and Khajidha, did you notice the information in the tan-colored box at the top of this page? There has been much discussion about this before, all archived so you can read it if you wish, and there is a link to the place where one can add more comments. CorinneSD (talk) 19:57, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

The English for Burma is Burma (2.121.155.84 (talk) 13:19, 26 February 2014 (UTC))

This article should be renamed to Myanmar, it is the official name of the country. I am still confused why the name is Burma on here when for decades the country's name has been Myanmar. --50.169.251.83 (talk) 22:35, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Copied from Talk:Myanmar[edit]

The following two subsections were copied here from copied from Talk:Myanmar where a naughty person had turned the redirect into a talk page causing confusion for other editors. The last posting to Talk:Myanmar was by JamesBWatson at 11:29 on 17 January 2014 -- PBS (talk) 22:50, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Categories Please remove Category:Redirects from historic names, as "Myanmar" is presently used as a name for Burma. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:41, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:00, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Borders of Burma[edit]

Insufficient material for stand-alone article at this time. Better to integrate into primary article for now. DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 16:09, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Obvious support. There is no earthly reason for a separate article on such a minor aspect of a country. JamesBWatson (talk) 11:29, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Done. Bazonka (talk) 09:24, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Talk not ported from Talk:Burma[edit]

@PBS: "Naughty person"? What are you talking about? —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:57, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Sorry you are obviously not a naughty person. -- PBS (talk) 01:03, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Possibly the messiah, though. PiCo (talk) 23:40, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Protected edit request on 19 January 2014[edit]

Please insert {{WikiProject Burma|class=redirect}}. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:55, 19 January 2014 (UTC) Note The proposal above is for Talk:Myanmar. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:59, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

N its a redirect to this talk page it does not need that banner as it is visually confusing on a redirect. -- PBS (talk) 00:58, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Second request Please add Myanmar to Category:Redirects from alternative names. I don't know why it was removed from that category. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:00, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

N It is not clear what you want. do you mean add Category:Redirects from alternative names to the redirect Myanmar? -- PBS (talk) 01:00, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Done. I added it to the {{redr}} invocation. (And yes, Koavf means on Myanmar.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 09:50, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Done I added the WikiProject banner to Talk:Myanmar, afaict this was the only outstanding action. --Redrose64 (talk) 13:32, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Rhodesia any one?[edit]

Any one here support renaming the Zimbabwe article as Rhodesia? Thought I might find some support here!! Frenchmalawi (talk) 02:55, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

You are ignoring the fact that English is an official language of Zimbabwe, one of the most widespread of its sixteen official languages. Many Zimbabweans are native English speakers and thus have more impact on English language usage than do the Burmese. --Khajidha (talk) 14:40, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I think it should be best discussed at Talk:Zimbabwe. Also, WP doesn't allow to campaign as well.SWH® talk 01:42, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Units of measurement[edit]

The last sentence in the section "Units of measurement" is as follows:

"On 10 October 2013, it was reported that Dr. Pwint San, Deputy Minister for Commerce, had announced that the country was preparing to adopt the metric system."[315]

I read the article, "Myanmar to Adopt Metric System", provided in a link at the reference (315), and I could not tell whether Dr. Pwint San was actually announcing the plan to adopt the metric system, and, if so, whether he announced it on 10 October 2013. If he did, then it would be good to shorten and simplify the sentence to:

"On 10 October 2013, Dr. Pwint San, Deputy Minister for Commerce, announced that the country was preparing to adopt the metric system."

"Dr. Pwint San...announced" is more concise than "...it was reported that Dr. Pwint San...had announced".

Does anyone know when this announcement was actually made, or perhaps understand the article better than I do? If the sentence were simplified as I have suggested, would it be accurate? CorinneSD (talk) 21:39, 28 March 2014 (UTC)