Definition of Padaung in English:

Padaung

(also Padoung)

noun

  • 1A member of a people of the southern Shan region of Burma (Myanmar).

  • 2The Tibeto-Burman language of the Padaungs.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Padaungs or their language.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. From Padaung padaung, self-designation.

Pronunciation

Padaung

/pəˈdaʊŋ/