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Palaung

 

(self-designations include Taang, Katur, Brao, and Riang), a people living in Burma, chiefly south of the Shweli River. They were estimated to number 200,000 in 1972. Their language belongs to the northeastern branch of the Mon-Khmer group. The Palaung are descendants of the oldest inhabitants of the Indochina Peninsula. They are Buddhists, although traditional animistic beliefs have also been preserved. In the past the worship of the ancestors of feudal chiefs was an official religion coexisting with Buddhism. The main occupations are the cultivation and marketing of rice and tea. Handicrafts include weaving, wickerwork, and metalwork.

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Narody Iugo-Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow, 1966. Pages 364–67.
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With hardly any time to enjoy the lovely views of temples, called stupas, we set off on an easy-paced four-hour trek to the hill tribe village of Painebin Palaung.
Recientemente el Comite para la Eliminacion de la Discriminacion contra la Mujer (10) de las Naciones Unidas, al detenerse en el examen de la violencia sexual en los conflictos armados en el caso de Birmania, denuncia <<la elevada prevalencia de la violencia sexual y otras formas de violencia, incluida la violacion, perpetrados por miembros de las fuerzas armadas contra mujeres rurales de diversas etnias, entre ellas las mujeres Shan, Mon, Karen, Palaung y Chin>> y pone de manifiesto la impunidad de los perpetradores de ese tipo de violencia, y las amenazas, intimidacion y castigo de las victimas.
The ethnonym Palaung given by the Burmese to the Ta-ang (Palaungic) from Upper Burma is also linked to this root.