Hsi-Fan

noun

ˈshēˈfän
plural Hsi-Fan
: any of several east Tibetan peoples on the western border of China

Word History

Etymology

Chinese (Pekingese) hsi1 fan1 from hsi1 west, western + fan1 foreign, barbarous

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“Hsi-Fan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hsi-Fan. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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