a group of Mongoloid tribes in the hills of Myanmar (Burma).
a language spoken in the Shan States and belonging to the Tai group of languages.
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How to use Shan in a sentence
Then, in acknowledging her husband, Jiang Shan: “You are a nice guy,” she says.Tennis Star Li Na Says Goodbye to the Court…and Puts the Sport’s Rise in Asia in Question | Nicholas McCarvel | September 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Fu Shan was always some stuck on his own intellect, and at that time he thought he could play cards, but he couldn't.
Fu Shan smoked scented and sugared tobacco in a porcelain pipe with an ivory stem.
Fu Shan ain't sure what the old man's idea was, whether it was pure business or not.
But they appeared to think Lum Shan, or me, was a sort financial manager, that managed affairs mysterious.
In olden times the place was unknown, but can be doubtfully identified with A-nok-ta-Shan in the annotation of Shui-ching.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for Shan
plural Shans or Shan a member of a Mongoloid people living in Myanmar, Thailand, and SW China
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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