Shan
 
Indigenous Group Shan
Location Every part of Burma, but the Shan state is in the mid-to-north-eastern portion of Burma
Estimated Population 3.8 million in Burma (2003, CIA World Factbook).
Environment Mountains and fertile valleys
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Assimilated but a few communities attempt to maintain their traditional ways.
Language Family Shan
Classification:
Tai-Kadai language family.
Dialects: Kokant Shan and Tai Mao (also known as Mao, Maw, Mau, Tai Long, or Northern Shan).
Website URLs http://www.shanland.org
http://www.shanwomen.org
http://www.unpo.org/...
http://www.surkhanfa.com
http://www.friends-of-shan.de (German)
NGOs Shan Women's Action Network, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, Friends Of Shan (Germany).