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Shan

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noun \ˈshän, ˈshan\

Definition of Shan

plural

Shan

or

Shans

  1. 1 :  a member of a people living primarily in Myanmar and southern China

  2. 2 :  the Thai language of the Shan



Origin and Etymology of shan

Burmese Shàn


First Known Use: 1795

Rhymes with shan

an, ban, bran, can, clan, Dan, fan, flan, Jan, Klan, man, pan, Pan, panne, plan, scan, span, tan, van, Van


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