Khitan

noun Khi·tan \ˈkēˈtän\\ˈchēˈdän\
variants: or

Kitan

\ˈkēˈtän\ less commonly

Chi–dan

or

Chi–tan

\ˈchēˈdän\

Definition of Khitan

plural

Khitan

or

Khitans

or

Kitan

or

Kitans

  1. 1 :  a conquering Tatar people maintaining hegemony of northern China in the Liao dynasty from the 10th to the 12th centuries

  2. 2 :  a member of the Khitan people

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