:Who are they?:
Shan people originate from Myanmar. They’re the second biggest ethnic group of the country. There are 4 different subdivisions of them: Tai Yai, Tai Lue, Tai Khoen, Tai Nua. However, in fact, there are more than 4. There are still many other minor groups of Shan people, for examples, Tai Khamti, Thai Phake, Tai Loi, Tai Mao, Tai Laing, Tai Ahom, Tai Dam, Tai Don etc.
:Do they evacuate to Thailand and live there only?:
No. In fact, Shan people can be found in several countries: Thai, Cambodia, China, or even Vietnam. But for those in Thailand, there are hundreds of thousands. In Myanmar, there are 3-4 millions.
:What languages do they speak?:
They have their own language, called Shan language. They also speak Thai, Burmese, and northern Thai. It depends on where they live.