Han

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noun \ˈhän\

Definition of Han

  1. 1 :  a Chinese dynasty dated 206b.c.a.d. 220 and marked by centralized control through an appointive bureaucracy, a revival of learning, and the penetration of Buddhism

  2. 2 :  the Chinese peoples especially as distinguished from non-Chinese (such as Mongolian) elements in the population

Origin and Etymology of han

Chinese (Beijing) Hàn


First Known Use: 1736


Han

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geographical name \ˈhän\

Definition of Han

  1. 1 river in the provinces of Shaanxi and Hubei, east central China, flowing southeast into the Chang (Yangtze) River

  2. 2 river about 300 miles (483 kilometers) long in north central South Korea flowing west and northwest into the Yellow Sea


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of Han Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about Han


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