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

Word History


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

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“Shan-Jen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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