• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SHAN


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 8

Population: 4,778,800

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 4,759,300

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 109,300

Number of countries: 4


Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples

Overview: The Shan are a Tai ethnic group of Southeast Asia, mainly inhabiting the Shan and Kachin states of Myanmar and adjacent regions of China and Thailand. Several subgroups of Shan are included in the Shan people cluster. Theravada Buddhism is practiced by most of the Shan people groups.

Peoples within this cluster: Aiton; Khamti Shan; Phake; Shan; Tai Sam; Tai Shan

Countries where they are found: India; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand


People groups: 8

Population: 4,778,800

Unreached people groups: 7

UPG population: 4,759,300

Unengaged UPGs: 4

UUPG population: 109,300

Number of countries: 4