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Palaung, Shwe

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: pll

Population 148,000 in Myanmar (1982). Population total all countries: 150,000.
Region Northern Shan State, centered in Nam Hsan. Also spoken in China.
Alternate names   Ta-Ang Palaung, Golden Palaung, Shwe
Dialects 15 Palaung dialects in Myanmar. Pale Palaung and Rumai are closely related, but distinct languages.
Classification Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Palaungic, Eastern Palaungic, Palaung
Language use 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.
Comments Included under De'ang official nationality in China. SVO. Buddhist.

Also spoken in:

China

Language name   Palaung, Shwe
Population 2,000 in China (1995 SIL). Total De'ang in China 15,462 (1990 census).
Region Yunnan.
Alternate names   Ta-Ang Palaung, Golden Palaung, Shwe
Comments Officially included under De'ang in China. Foothills, plains. Buddhist (Hinayana).