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 and Muse, Mantong, North Hsenwi, and Tawngpeng (the ancient Palaung State).

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Nam Kham Rumai is a different dialect from Lashio Rumai but comprehension is still good.

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village, market. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Burmese [mya], Jingpho [kac], Mandarin Chinese [cmn], Nepali [npi], Ruching Palaung [pce], Shan [shn]. Used as L2 by Parauk Wa [prk].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Dictionary. Grammar.
Writing

Myanmar (Burmese) script [Mymr].

Other Comments

Buddhist, traditional religion.

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