Shan people facts for kids
Shan woman from Lai-Hka, Shan State
|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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