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Shan

[shahn, shan] /ʃɑn, ʃæn/
noun, plural Shans (especially collectively) Shan.
1.
a group of Mongoloid tribes in the hills of Burma.
2.
a language spoken in the Shan States and belonging to the Tai group of languages.
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Shan

/ʃɑːn/
noun
1.
(pl) Shans, Shan. a member of a Mongoloid people living in Myanmar, Thailand, and SW China
2.
the language or group of dialects spoken by the Shan, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family and closely related to Thai
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