"Padaung" means "long-neck" in the Shan language. Traditionally, women wore neck-rings, but this practice has decreased recently. The Padaung, a subgroup of the Kayah tribe which is linked with the Karen tribe, is said to number around 50,000. They reside mainly in Kayah State, but can also be seen in the mountains of southern Shan State. At a village in Meng La.