Shan

Shan

[shahn, shan]
noun, plural Shans (especially collectively) Shan.
1.
a group of Mongoloid tribes in the hills of Burma.
2.
a language spoken in the Shan States and belonging to the Tai group of languages.
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Shan (ʃɑːn)
 
n , Shans, Shan
1.  a member of a Mongoloid people living in Myanmar, Thailand, and SW China
2.  the language or group of dialects spoken by the Shan, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family and closely related to Thai

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