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  Shan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pretender of Shan is HRH Sao Hpone Htoo.
The Shan are traditionally wet-rice cultivators, shopkeepers, and artisans.
The Shan language is part of the Tai languages group of the Tai-Kadai language family, and is related to Thai and Lao.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shan   (631 words)

 Shan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Shan are an (People of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture) ethnic group of (A geographical division of Asia that includes Indochina plus Indonesia and the Philippines and Singapore) Southeast Asia.
The Shan have been engaged in an intermittent civil war within (A mountainous republic in southeastern Asia on the Bay of Bengal) Myanmar for decades, however there is currently a peace agreement with the main Shan faction.
During conflicts, the Shan are often burned out of their villages and forced to flee into (A country of southeastern Asia that extends southward along the Isthmus of Kra to the Malay peninsula) Thailand.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sh/shan.htm   (355 words)

 Shan Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Shan school textbooks were named after tiger logos printed on the covers, and rectified Shan scripts were also referred to as tiger head scripts.
Shan monks, high school and university students defied the ban and continued to preserve and spread Shan scripts.
Due to this situation a Shan curriculum is essential and the aim and object of the SCEC is "To compose and publish school textbooks in Shan."
www.shan-orphans.org /index-12.html   (2264 words)

 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Burmese Shan are a large group of civilized people who migrated south from China in the twelfth century and established three small states in Myanmar (Burma).
Shan farmers grow one other crop—it is estimated that as much as fifty percent of the world's illegal opium is produced in the Shan State.
the Shan of Southeast Asia; the Khamti Shan of Myanmar; the Yunnanese Shan of China.
www.ksafe.com /profiles/p_code1/1901.html   (807 words)

 Shan    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Shan belongs to the Tai languages and is the main language spoken in the Shan States, although English and Burmese are widely used and understood as well.
The Shan States are also rich in mineral resources and have an abundant supply of timber, thus exhibiting the potential for a self-sufficient economy in the Shan States.
Thirteen Shan activist groups operating both in and outside of Burma met in June 2005 and established an unprecedented agreement in order to unite all Shan people and work toward ending the discrimination and persecution suffered at the hands of the Burmese military.
www.unpo.org /member.php?arg=47   (1596 words)

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Report on the Shan State Conference 21-22 January 1995 New York, USA The Shan State Association The Shan State Association (USA) was founded on 4 July 1994.
THe SSA/USA convened the Shan State Conference to enable non-governmental organizations to examine the current situation in the Shan State and together develop a common stra tegy for the future.
In the SHAN STATE, it is impossible to separate the issu e of human rights from the issue of politics.
www.ibiblio.org /freeburma/ethnic/shan.txt   (970 words)

 FANTASIA -> Mountains of Central Asia -> Tien-Shan
The “Celestial mountains” from Chinese language, Tien-Shan is extremely mountainous region, with beautiful alpine sceneries, densely forested valleys, multicoloured lakes and pristine glaciers.
The Tien Shan is the Chinese name for the Celestial Mountains, which within the boundaries of the former Soviet Union stretches in a huge arc more than 1,200km long and 300km across.
Tien Shan lay astride the Silk Road, connecting China to what is now the Middle East, though the actual routeways meandered north and south of the Kyrgystan.
www.fantasticasia.net /?p=61   (1576 words)

 MODiNS [ Myanmar Online Information ]
Shans are widespread in the territory of Myanmar and even spread into Assam where they established the Ahom Kingdom.
Shan Toenaya(a mythical deer) dance, the Keinnayi (a mythical half-man, half-bird) dance are welknown.
Among the Shan literary giants the Mong Nong Sayadaw(venerable monk) is noteworthy.
www.modins.net /myanmarInfo/NationEthnic   (4633 words)

 Vol 8. No. 6, June 2000 - Culture & Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Language is an important aspect of cultural identity, and in Shan State, the status of the indigenous language—Shan (more closely related to Thai than to Burmese)—is one indication of how well Shan culture is faring against pressures to conform to the Burman "norm".
The center of village life in rural Shan State is the temple, reflected in the traditional Shan saying, "Where there is a village, there must be a temple and monks." Relocated villagers are forced not only to abandon their homes and fields, but also their monastic communities.
The most spectacular display of the regime’s disdain for Shan culture came in 1991, when the old royal palace in Kengtung was destroyed against the protests of local abbots and others who wished to preserve this important structure, which had figured prominently in modern Shan history.
www.irrawaddy.org /database/2000/vol8.6/culturearts.htm   (1645 words)

 Shan language --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Shan Tai language spoken in the northern and eastern states of Myanmar (Burma) and belonging to the Southwestern group of the Tai language family of Southeast Asia.
language spoken in the northern and eastern states of Myanmar (Burma) and belonging to the Southwestern group of the Tai language family of Southeast Asia.
The Shan are the largest minority group in Myanmar, making up nearly one-tenth of the nation's total population.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9067116?tocId=9067116   (722 words)

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It houses the Center for the Preservation and Promotion of Shan Language and Culture, and, in conjunction with the Department of Non-formal Education, conducts adult education classes for Shan immigrants.
As all school children are obliged to attend schools run by the government of Myanmar, where the Burmese language is used, the monks take the opportunity to teach children during Shan language and culture classes.
Following her talk, the participants were shown a Shan language version of the video "Sacrifice" which tells the plight of child prostitutes from Burma.
www.buddhanet.net /sangha-metta/report.html   (6113 words)

 Learn Shan - Shan Books, Courses, and Software
Shan is a language of Burma (Myanmar), and is spoken by nearly three million people.
This reader is intended for students who have learned the basic elements of the Shan language and want to improve their proficiency and gain experience in reading natural language.
Headwords are in the modern Shan alphabet which is explained in the introduction and compared with the former writing system.
www.multilingualbooks.com /shan.html   (308 words)

 Shan biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Shan live primarily in the Shan State of Myanmar, and in adjacent parts of China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Most Shan are Theravada Buddhists and/or observe their traditional religion.
The Shan have been engaged in an intermittant civil war within Myanmar for decades, however there is currently a peace agreement with the main Shan faction.
shan.biography.ms   (229 words)

 Southern Shan State
The Southern Shan State Indigenous Home Mission Society carried on a vigorous evangelistic work among TaungThu, LiSu, Black Karen, Shan and the varied races represented in the TaungGyi commercial community.
Henderson of TaungGyi called attention to the state of the Shan mission only four men on the field to care for five stations, two of which are vacant while missionaries were on furlough.
Sowards recommended, in 1954, the establishment of a Shan State Bible Training School in TaungGyi, using the Shan language as the chief medium of instruction but teaching its students to read and speak Burmese in order to make use of the Christian literature in Burmese, which is much more extensive than Shan.
shan-missions.com /SSS.htm   (2273 words)

 Northern Shan State
Former LaShio Shan Fellowship pastor was then sent to MuongKut by ShweLi Shan Baptist Mission to be a pastor of MuongKut Shan Baptist Fellowship.
Shan believers started building their own Church building with thatch roof on March 25, 1987.
Kirkpatrick had also established a day school for Shan in the town of NamKham and after waiting a year enjoying the prospect of having a house of his own to live in.
shan-missions.com /NSS.htm   (2724 words)

 The Irrawaddy On-line Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Migrant workers can also tune into a Shan language program dedicated to their specific health needs, produced by the staff at the Migrant Assistance Program (MAP), an NGO also based in Chiang Mai.
The broadcasts offer Shan and Karen an opportunity to receive information tailored to their needs, in their own language when it is needed most.
Because the Shan language program Zai Awn produces covers drug and environmental issues it is carefully regulated by Radio Thailand.
www.irrawaddy.org /art/2003/dec11.html   (1325 words)

 Table of contents for Imagining the course of life
My education in Shan customs and thinking is certainly not over, and I look forward to their continued tutelage in the years to come.
Vowel length is undifferentiated in Shan except for the vowel a, written a (short vowel) and aa (long vowel).
The initial ts in Shan is similar to the middle consonant sound in ¿flotsam¿; it corresponds to the consonant c in Thai, which is similar to the middle consonant sound in ¿judge.¿
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/ecip0518/2005024344.html   (1038 words)

 MEDIA: Telling the Burma Story, in Exile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
He comes from Shan state, in the north-eastern region of military-ruled Burma, where most of the country's poppy fields are located and where a recent survey by a U.N. anti-narcotics agency estimated that poppy cultivation was spread across 32,800 hectares.
And Khuensai and others from Shan state have been chronicling this and other Burmese events through a modest media agency he runs out of a small, whitewashed building, some 10 miles south of Chiang Mai, a city nestling in the gentle hills of northern Thailand.
There is something more significant in the reportage of this tiny news agency--it happens to be in the Shan language and is a lifeline for Shan exiles living in these parts.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=30938   (971 words)

 Phrasebase - Shan Language Facts And Information
Kokant Shan is in the Kokant area in northern Wa State in the Shan States.
Summary: Burmese Shan is spoken with regional dialect differences, but dialects are close linguistically.
This is just for fun, base your vote on factors such as ease of learning, ease of pronouncing, the sounds and tones, how appealing it sounds, how effective and convenient it is to communicate in and express what is on your mind.
www.phrasebase.com /languages/index.php?cat=228   (238 words)

 Shan (Tai) (Tai Yai) News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
It was most encouraging to have about 15 "Shan" adults in attendance at the Shan worship service.
Perhaps half of them were not textbook Shan but were tribal people who married Shan spouses or spoke Shan language.
Almost all of them consider the Shan State to be home and the Shan language to be their favorite mode of communication.
www.infomekong.com /News-Shan-050314.htm   (252 words)

 Orphanages and Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Shan National Health and Education Committee (NHEC) provides school stationary; a small stipend for staff and teachers; some monthly expenditures; school sports.
Along the Thai-Shan border there are 3 orphanages and schools serving IDP children in the area controlled by the Shan State Army-South (SSA-S).
Subjects taught in these schools are: Tai (Shan national language), Thai, English, Math and others which help them in maintaining their lives such as poultry and livestock care, farming etc. A new textbook about Shan history and culture has just been published and added to the curriculum.
www.shan-orphans.org /index-11.html   (379 words)

 UW Press: Search Books in Print
The earliest reference to Syam or Shan is found in a Pagan inscription from A.D. From these early beginnings, Sai Kam Mong explores the history of the Shan people and their close relationship with Burma and northern Thailand, to provide a backdrop for the focus of his research: the development of the Shan scripts.
The book explores the possible origins of the Shan alphabet, citing the wide-ranging opinions of many scholars, and then delves into a careful analysis of the successive stages of the Shan script, from the earliest forms of Lik Hto Ngouk, through Lik Tou Moan and Hkun scripts, noting the problems and idiosyncrasies of each.
Appendixes give explanations of Shan writing culture, the grammar and vocabulary of early Shan, and Shan poetry, in addition to an extensive bibliography.
www.washington.edu /uwpress/search/books/MONHIS.html   (351 words)

 Latest Happenings in Project Components: HIV/AIDS Impact on Education Clearinghouse (4.02-SP1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Due to the success of the pilot Shan radio soap opera project in the Shan language, the Office of the UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific received, in 2003, funding from Asian Development Bank to continue and expand its educational and preventive radio soap opera in ethnic minority languages.
The earlier Shan language programme was produced and broadcast from Thailand, using the powerful station of Radio Thailand Chiang Mai.
It requires that the soap opera be written in the ethnic minority language by the native authors/speakers and not back-translated from the national or other language.
hivaidsclearinghouse.unesco.org /ev.php?ID=2954_201&ID2=DO_TOPIC   (4534 words)

 Junta Orders Officers To Learn Shan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Subject: Junta Orders Officers To Learn Shan to Combat Shans: 24 August 1999 Junta Orders Officers To Learn Shan to Combat Shans A State Peace and Development Council commander had recently issued orders to its units to attend special Shan language classes in order to combat dissident Shans, reported a source from the border.
As a result, a special language class was completed, 9 - 12 August, in Kengtung at the Maha Myatmuni Temple.
One reason, said the source, for this extraordinary campaign was to enable the junta to control the population through the USDA effectively, and prevent them from being influenced by dissident Shan organizations like the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy that won elections in 1990.
www.burmalibrary.org /reg.burma/archives/199908/msg00771.html   (368 words)

 [SWAN]Shan Women's Action Network
SWAN is operating twelve schools providing basic literacy skills, and one nursery with the collaborations of the Shan community along the Thai-Shan border.
This program has recently been expanded, in response to increased requests by the Shan community along the border and inside Shan State.
The program equips Shan women with the skills needed to be a community-based social worker.
www.shanwomen.org /program.html   (303 words)

 Thai Super Bargains, Thai Children's Books, Thai Desk Top Publishing, Thai Dictionary, Thai ESL-English as Second ...
It is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages, which means that it is distantly related to Chinese.
It is closer, however, to Lao, spoken in Laos, and to the Shan language of northern Burma.
Like Chinese, Thai is a tonal language, meaning that different tones, or intonations, distinguish words that would otherwise be homonyms.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Thai.htm   (275 words)

 Resources on the Shan
In Shan State, where I come from, there are...
Shan At Right of self Determination Conference with Chin...
...of Shan empires was recorded by Asian and western...
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/asian/Shan.html   (1085 words)

 Sino-Tibetan languages -> Tai Languages on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Sino-Tibetan languages -> Tai Languages on Encyclopedia.com 2002
The Tai or Thai subfamily of Sino-Tibetan is made up of the Thai language (formerly called Siamese) of Thailand, the Lao tongue of Laos, the Shan language of Myanmar, possibly the Vietnamese tongue of Vietnam, and a number of others.
Transcription of English influenced by selected Asian languages.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/sinotibe_tailanguages.asp   (243 words)

 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:SJN
The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It has been superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005).
Burmese Shan is spoken with regional dialect differences, but dialects are close linguistically.
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=SJN   (162 words)

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