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John William Alan Okell OBE (/ˈkɛl/; 1934 – 3 August 2020) was a British linguist. He was known for his studies related to Burma. Okell was born in Brighton, England.[1][2]

He retired from SOAS in 1999, although he remained a research associate in the Department of South East Asia.[3]

In 2014, in the Queen's Birthday Honours, he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to UK/Burma relations.[4]

He died on 3 August 2020 at the age of 86.[5]

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