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Palaung, Rumai

A language of Myanmar

ISO 639-3: rbb

Population 137,000 in Myanmar. Population total all countries: 139,000.
Region Northern Shan State. Also spoken in China.
Alternate names   Rumai
Dialects Close to Shwe Palaung and Pale Palaung. Officially included De'ang nationality in China.
Classification Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Palaungic, Eastern Palaungic, Palaung
Comments SVO.

Also spoken in:

China

Language name   Palaung, Rumai
Population 2,000 in China (1995).
Region Far western Yunnan, Longchuan, and Ruili counties.
Alternate names   Rumai, Ruomai, Humai
Language use 20% of the De'ang speak Rumai.
Comments Part of the De'ang nationality.