- a Chinese dynasty (206 220) characterized by the introduction of Buddhism, a renewal of the arts, and territorial expansion
- an ethnic group in China constituting the majority of the Chinese people and distinguished from the Manchus, Mongols, etc.
river in central China, flowing from Shaanxi province southeast into the Chang at Wuhan: c. 900 mi (1,448 km)
nounpl. Han or Hans
A member of the largest ethnic group of China, especially as distinguished from Manchus, Mongols, Huis, and other minority nationalities. Also called Chinese.
Origin of HanMandarin Hàn, the Han people, Han dynasty, the name of the Han River, from Middle Chinese xan` (the name of the people and dynasty being derived from the Old Chinese name of the river).
A Chinese dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) noted for unifying and expanding its national territory and for promoting literature and the arts.
Origin of HanMandarin Hàn; see Han1.
A river, about 1,530 km (950 mi) long, of east-central China flowing generally southeast to the Yangtze River.