Palaung, Shwe

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Golden Palaung, Liang, Red Da’ang, Shwe Palaung, Ta-Ang Palaung, Ta’ang Samlung
Population

148,000 in Myanmar (1982). Population total all countries: 150,000.

Location

North Shan State, centered in Nam Hsan. Also in China.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Ywama. 15 Palaung dialects in Myanmar. Pale Palaung [pce] and Rumai Palaung [rbb] are related, but distinct languages.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Shan [shn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%.
Writing
Myanmar (Burmese) script, initial development in the 1930s with revisions in the 1980s.
Other Comments

Included under De’ang official nationality in China. Ywama is a prestige dialect. Buddhist, traditional religion.

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