Shan Villaga Walked to this Shan village nearby. Most of the people up here don't speak Bamar (or don't want to for political reasons). Shan actually call themselves Tai and speak a language almost identical to Thai. This family was rolling cigars and invited me to just hang out. I had picked up a few words of the local language and had a great afternoon just chillin there, eating oranges, showing them pictures, etc).