Shan-Jen

noun \ ˈshänˈrən \

Definition of Shan-Jen

plural Shan-Jen or Shan-Jens
:any of several hill tribes (such as the Lisu, the Chingpaw, or the Lashi) generally of Tibeto-Burman stock of the west Yunnan frontier region

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Origin and Etymology of shan-jen

Chinese (Pekingese) shan1 jen2, from shan1 mountain, hill + jen2 man, person, people


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