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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.
- The language of this people, in the Tai-Kadai language family.
- A state in Thailand.
Shan (plural Shans)
- A member of this people.
Shan (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to the Shan people or the Shan language.
- The Shan Pass: a mountain pass in Shanzhou, Henan, through which the Yellow River flows into the North China Plain.