Definition of Palaungic in US English:

Palaungic

noun

  • A subgroup of the northern branch of Mon-Khmer languages spoken by various groups in the Shan states of Burma (Myanmar), the south-western Yunnan province of China, and in northern Thailand, including Wa, Palaung, Bulang (or Plang), and Lawa.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating this subgroup of Mon-Khmer languages.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. From Palaung + -ic.

Pronunciation

Palaungic

/pəˈlaʊndʒik/