noun, plural Shans, (especially collectively) Shan.
Examples from the Web for shan
Far away from the town an obliging Shan had attached himself to us as guide.An Australian in China|George Ernest Morrison
Cursorily examined, the Shan Hai King is a farrago of falsehood; read with intelligence, it is a mine of historical wealth.Mythical Monsters|Charles Gould
It has been suggested that in dealing with the Shan country there was undue delay.A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White
Virtually every Shan we saw in the south was heavily tattooed.Camps and Trails in China|Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
At this retort a snicker went up in the crowd, and Shan turned upon his followers with a brow like a thundercloud.Ted Strong's Motor Car|Edward C. Taylor