Mawlaik

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Mawlaik
မော်လိုက်
Town
Mawlaik is located in Myanmar
Mawlaik
Mawlaik
Location of Mawlaik, Burma
Coordinates: 23°17′N 94°05′E / 23.283°N 94.083°E / 23.283; 94.083Coordinates: 23°17′N 94°05′E / 23.283°N 94.083°E / 23.283; 94.083
Country  Myanmar
Division  Sagaing Region
District Mawlaik
Township Mawlaik
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Time zone UTC+6.30 (MST)

Mawlaik (Burmese: မော်လိုက် [mɔ̀ laɪʔ]; Shan: မေႃႇလဵၵ်) is a town in Mawlaik District, Sagaing Region in north-west Myanmar, along the Chindwin River.

Etymology

" Mawlaik" derives from the Shan language term "Mawlek" (Shan: မေႃႇလဵၵ်း; /mɔ2 lek4/), which means "iron mine."[1]

References

  1. ^ Tun, Than (1988). "Observations on the Translation and Annotation of the Royal Orders Of Burma". Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 4 (1): 91–99.


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