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Shan language resources

Shan is spoken on a daily basis in: Myanmar Shan--> --> --> -->

Additional background on Shan
For other uses, see Shan (disambiguation).
The Shan (Burmese: ???????????????; IPA: [?n lmj?]; Chinese: ?; pinyin: dan z) are an ethnic group of Southeast Asia. The Shan live primarily in the Shan State of Myanmar (sometimes known as Burma), but also inhabit portions of Mandalay Division, Kachin State, and Kayin State, and in adjacent parts of China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The Shan number approximately 6 million, but a population census has not been taken.

The Shan dwell mostly on the plains of the Shan Plateau, which is drained by the Salween River. The capital of Shan state is Taunggyi, which is a small city of perhaps 150,000 people. Other main Shan cities include Kengtong and Tachileik.


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