Palaung, Shwe

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A language of Myanmar

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

231,000 in Myanmar (Leclerc 2017d). Total users in all countries: 233,000.

Location

Shan state: Nam Hsan is center.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

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

Typology

SVO.

Language Use

Vigorous. Home, village. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Shan [shn].

Language Development

Literature. Dictionary.

Writing

Myanmar (Burmese) script [Mymr], initial development in the 1930s with revisions in the 1980s.

Other Comments

Ywama is a prestige dialect. Buddhist, traditional religion.

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