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John Cowan writes:
 > Levi Tooker scripsit:
 >
 > > "Burma" BAAMA (yes, I know it's MIIAENMAR now :), and
 >
 > I can't quite tell if you realize that "Myanmar" is pronounced ['b@m@].
Are you _certain_ about this?  Everything I can find contradicts it.

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0834629.html
http://www.bartleby.com/61/60/M0506050.html
(New Oxford Dictionary of English concurs with the above, I won't
bother to copy it out)

But then, I don't have any real knowlege in this area.