Toungoo

Toungoo

or

Taungu

(both: toung`go͞o`, toung`o͞o`), town, S Myanmar, on the Sittaung River. It is a railway junction. From the late 14th cent. it was the center of one of the three chief states of Myanmar; in the late 16th cent., under the Bagan kings, it preceded Bago as the capital of a unified Burmese kingdom.

Toungoo

 

a medieval state in southeastern Burma. The Toungoo state came into existence around the city of Toungoo, which was founded in 1280 as a fortification on the top of a hill (in Burmese, toun-goo), near the Sittang River. In 1347 the ruler of Toungoo assumed the title of king. After the fall of Ava in 1527, Toungoo was the only significant independent state in Burma. In the 16th century, its rulers Tabinshwehti and Bayinnaung attempted to unite Burma’s separate feudal appanages into a single state centered on Toungoo. Bayinnaung was successful in his attempt. Under his rule, from 1551 to 1581, medieval Burma became a powerful state.


Toungoo

 

a city in Burma, in Pegu District; situated on the Sittang River. Population, 31,600 (1953). Toungoo is a transportation point on the Rangoon-Mandalay railroad. Industry includes sawmilling and rice polishing.

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In Toungoo on May 16, 2001, a Muslim mosque teacher had his eyes cut out after he refused to worship the monks.
Specifically, for example, Wungyi Padei-tha-yaza (1683-1754), the musical minister in the Toungoo dynasty (1486-1752), was responsible for the first four song compositions of the Kyo type; his works also include thirty-seven Nat songs, the song type for the thirty-seven Burmese local spirits (nat).
Between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries, smaller walled settlements were built along the Lemro River at Sambawak/Pyinsa, Parein, Hkrit, Toungoo Neyinzara and Launggret (Figure 2), though erosion has since destroyed much of the evidence.
They were having an Anglican Gathering outside the city of Toungoo, in the diocese of Toungoo.