Palaung, Rumai

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A language of Myanmar

Alternate Names
Humai, Ngwe Palaung, Rumai, Rumai Humai, Shan Rumai, Silver Palaung, Ta’ang, Ta’ang Rumai, Tai Rumai
Population

137,000 in Myanmar. Population total all countries: 140,600.

Location

North Shan State, Lashio area; the road north to the border, Nam Kham, North Hsenwi, and Tawngpeng (the ancient Palaung State); some east of Lashio and east of the Salween. Also in China.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Nam Kham Rumai may be a different dialect from Lashio Rumai. Possible wide-spread variation.

Typology

SVO

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, market. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Shan [shn], Ruching Palaung [pce], Nepali [npi], Burmese [mya], Jingpho [kac], Chinese [cmn].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing
Myanmar (Burmese) script.
Other Comments

Buddhist, traditional religion.

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