Shan meaning

shän, shăn
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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.
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The Tai language of the Shan.
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Of or relating to the Shan or their language or culture.
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A member of a group of Asian peoples living esp. in NE Myanmar and S China.
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The Tai language of these peoples.
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(Geordie) Unfair, harsh.

Here man! that's pure shan that like.

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(Hartlepool) Poor.
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A people living primarily in the Shan State of Myanmar (also known as Burma), and in adjacent areas of China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, with about 6 million people.
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The language of this people, in the Tai-Kadai language family.
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A state in Thailand.
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A member of this people.
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Of or pertaining to the Shan people or the Shan language.
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Origin of shan

  • Burmese shán

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition