|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|
|Level of Assimilation||Assimilated but a few communities attempt to maintain their traditional ways.|
Classification: Tai-Kadai language family.
Dialects: Kokant Shan and Tai Mao (also known as Mao, Maw, Mau, Tai Long, or Northern Shan).
|NGOs||Shan Women's Action Network, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, Friends Of Shan (Germany).|