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Shan

 (shän, shăn)
n. pl. Shan or Shans
1. A member of any of a group of tribes inhabiting the hills and plateaus of northeast Myanmar (Burma) and adjacent parts of China, Laos, and Thailand.
2. The Tai language of the Shan.
adj.
Of or relating to the Shan or their language or culture.

[Burmese shán.]

Shan

(ʃɑːn)
npl Shans or Shan
1. (Peoples) a member of a Mongoloid people living in Myanmar, Thailand, and SW China
2. (Languages) the language or group of dialects spoken by the Shan, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family and closely related to Thai

Shan

(ʃɑn, ʃæn)

n., pl. Shans, (esp. collectively) Shan.
1. a member of a people of N and E Burma and adjacent parts of S Yunnan in China.
2. the Tai language of the Shans.
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Noun1.Shan - a branch of the Tai languages
Tai - the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
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But the Kachin and Shan people can't go back homes.
I noticed from their comments that these Shan followers felt that Khruba Bunchum had had to leave Myanmar because he had helped Shan people. Therefore, if he could no longer travel to Myanmar, they would travel to see him.
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The second place prize, and $15,000, went to the "Kumjing Storytellers" -- women from the Shan people, Myanmar's largest minority, who use dolls to tell the story of how they were forced to flee their homes by the military regime.
"Some Shan people living overseas say that they support our revolution, but they only support with their mouth, no checkbook and no guns," said Philip.
'The Shan people have been forced to relocate and forced to work as slaves by the Burmese Army,' he says with conviction.
Author and art historian Susan Conway gives a fascinating talk on the Shan people of northeastern Burma (Myanmar), who developed a unique and rich culture based on wetland rice cultivation, Theravada Buddhism and spirit religion.
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|It is time I do a disappearing act and let the Shan people bear witness for me', he said in a recent statement.