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
Tai-Kadai language family.
Dialects: Kokant Shan and Tai Mao (also known as Mao, Maw, Mau, Tai Long, or Northern Shan).
Website URLs (German)
NGOs Shan Women's Action Network, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, Friends Of Shan (Germany).