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Myanmar-English Dictionary is a modern Government project in Myanmar (formerly Burma), first published in 1993 by the Government of Myanmar Language Department. It is a guide dictionary for translating between English and the Myanmar Language. It recorded the members of the Myanmar Language Commission and the two Myanmar-English Dictionary Work Committees who participated in the compilation of this dictionary.

Members of the Myanmar Language Commission

  1. U Ba Nyunt, Retired Professor of History (deceased)
  2. U Chan Tha, "Letwe Minnyo", "Letyar Sanhta", Retired Chairman, Bureau of Special Investigation (deceased)
  3. U Hla Pe, "Dagon U Hla Pe" (deceased)
  4. U San Htun, "San Htun, Man Tekkatho" (deceased)
  5. U San Ngwe, "Dagon U San Ngwe" (deceased)
  6. U Thaw Zin, "Thaw Zin" (deceased)
  7. U Aung Thaw, Retired Director General, Department of Archaeology
  8. U Hla Shwe, Retired Rector, University of Mandalay
  9. U Htin Gyi, "Tekkatho Htin Gyi" Retired Director, Sarpay Beikhman
  10. U Htin Fatt, "Maung Htin" Retired Editor and Consultant, Burma Translation Society
  11. Daw Kyan, "Ma Kyan", Retired Senior Research Officer, Historical Commission
  12. Daw Myint Than, "Kahtika Daw Myint Than", Retired Lecturer in Burma
  13. Daw Ohn Khin, Retired Lecturer in Burma
  14. U Soe Maung, "Thagara Nga Soe", Retired Chief Editor, Burma Ah-lin Daily
  15. Daw Than Swe, "Mya Myinzu", Retired Professor of Burma
  16. U Win Pe, "Mya Zin", "Win Pe", Retired Director General, Department of National Archives
  17. Daw Yin Yin, "Saw Mon Nyin"

Myanmar-English Dictionary Work Committee

  1. U Htut Htut Aung,Professor of English, deputy manager
  2. U Ba Nyunt, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission, Chairman (deceased)
  3. U Htin Gyi, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission, Member
  4. Daw Kyan, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission, Member
  5. Dr Than Htun, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission, Member
  6. U Thaw Kaung, Librarian, Universities' Library, Member
  7. U Thi Ha, Retired Professor of English, Member
  8. Staff members, Department of the Myanmar Language Commission

Myanmar-English Dictionary Work Committee

  1. U Hla Shwe, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission, Chairman
  2. U Htin Fatt, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission,, Member
  3. Daw Myint Than, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission, Member
  4. U Than Htut, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission, Member
  5. U Win Pe, Member of the Myanmar Language Commission, Member
  6. Daw Hla Mae, Retired Lecturer in English, Member
  7. Daw Hpwa Yin, Retired Lecturer in English, Member
  8. Daw Khin Kyi Kyi, Retired Lecturer in English, Member
  9. Daw Khin Mae, Retired Lecturer in English, Member
  10. U Ko Ko, Retired Secretary, Myanmar Red Cross Society, Member (deceased)
  11. U Myint Kyi "Tekkatho Myat Soe", Member
  12. Staff members, Department of the Myanmar Language Commission

The first English-Burmese Dictionary was compiled and published by Adoniram Judson, and is still available in a new revision. U Tun Nyein:[1] dictionary and Tet Toe Dictionary are famous among Burmese students.

Hla Pe (who was Professor of Burmese at the University of London 1948-1980) worked with others on the Burmese-English dictionary project, which began in 1925 under the aegis of the Burma Research Society, was continued at the University of Rangoon and then the School of Oriental and African Studies (London). This small group completed 5 volumes of the dictionary, each 80 large-format pages, but it remains incomplete. Other participants were J. A. Stewart, C. W. Dunn, J.S. Furnivall, Gordon H Luce, Charles Duroiselle, Anna Allott, John Okell and, from the United States, R. Halliday and A. C. Hanna.

Oxford Dictionary 4th editor C. T. Onions said "A lexicographer's life is a dog's life, but a lexicographer generally lives to an old age". This is true of several contributors to these Burmese dictionaries.

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