||148,000 in Myanmar (1982). Population total all countries: 150,000.
||Northern Shan State, centered in Nam Hsan. Also spoken in China.
||Ta-Ang Palaung, Golden Palaung, Shwe
||15 Palaung dialects in Myanmar. Pale Palaung and Rumai are closely related, but distinct languages.
||Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Palaungic, Eastern Palaungic, Palaung
||Shan is the lingua franca for intercommunication among Palaung groups with marked dialect differences and between Palaung and Shan, Kachin, and smaller groups such as Lisu.
||Included under De'ang official nationality in China. SVO. Buddhist.