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Myanmar was formerly known as "Burma". The changing of its name has been the subject of controversies and mixed incidences of adoption. In Australia, "Burmese" remains the most widely understood demonym used for referring to citizens of the country. As such, the following profile will refer to the country as "Myanmar", whilst referring to its people as "Burmese'. See Other Considerationsin the cultural profilefor further explanation of the country’s name and its usage.