Type Political Subdivision & Settlement
Usage Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek
Scripts ماندالاي(Arabic, Kazakh Arabic) Мандалай(Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian Cyrillic, Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek Cyrillic)
Other Forms FormsMandalai (Arabic, Belarusian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek)
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Meaning & History
From Burmese မန္တလေး (mandale) of unclear origin, possibly from Sanskrit मण्डल (mandala) meaning "circle, disk". This is the name of an administrative division of Myanmar as well as its regional capital.