- pl. Shans or Shan a member of a group of Asian peoples living esp. in NE Myanmar and S China
- the Tai language of these peoples
See Shan in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. Shan Shan
- A member of any of a group of tribes inhabiting the hills and plateaus of northeast Myanmar (Burma) and adjacent parts of China, Laos, and Thailand.
- The Tai language of the Shan.
Of or relating to the Shan or their language or culture.