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Tai Yai
Shan woman from Lai-Hka, Shan State
Total population
c. 4–6 million (est.)
Regions with significant populations
(mainly  Shan State)
c. 5 million
Shan, Burmese, Thai
Theravada Buddhism, Tai folk religion
Related ethnic groups
Tai Ahom, Chinese Shan, Tai people, Tai Lao, Nung Bouyei, Dong, , Tai Thai

The Shan peoples (Shan: ; IPA: [tɑ́ɪ], IPA: [ʃán lùmjóʊ]; Chinese: 掸族; pinyin: Shànzú;傣族) are a Tai ethnic group of South East Asia. The Shan live mostly in Shan State, Myanmar. These people have close religious ties and similarities with Bangladesh's Chittagonian peoples.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Pueblo shan para niños

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