Han

noun
\ ˈhän How to pronounce Han (audio) \

Definition of Han

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

First Known Use of Han

1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Han

Chinese (Beijing) Hàn

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“Han.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Han. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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Han geographical name

\ ˈhän How to pronounce Han (audio) \

Definition of Han

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