The Palaung are a Mon-Khmer ethnic minority found in Shan State of Myanmar , Yunnan province of China and northern Thailand . They live mainly in the northern parts of Shan State in the Palaung Self-Administered Zone , with the capital at Namshan . There are three main subgroups of Ta'ang : the pale' , Shwe and Rumai . The palaung State Liberation Army was a rebel group which fought against the Myanmar government starting from January 1963 but entered a cease-fire agreement with Myanmar government in April 1991 .
There main language is Palaung and most of the De'ang are adherents of Theravada Buddhism . That's why , Buddhist temples can be found in most of their towns . Buddhism is present in all of the daily activities of the ethnic group . The Raing are the only one of the four groups who have never converted to Buddhism . The majority of the Raing are animists .