Shan

noun
\ ˈshän How to pronounce Shan (audio) , ˈshan \
plural Shan or Shans

Definition of Shan

1 : a member of a people living primarily in Myanmar and southern China
2 : the Thai language of the Shan

First Known Use of Shan

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Shan

Burmese Shàn

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“Shan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shan. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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