Shan State

[ shahn, shan ]
/ ʃɑn, ʃæn /

noun

a state in E Burma (Myanmar), along the Saiween River. About 56,000 sq. mi. (145,040 sq. km).

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British Dictionary definitions for shan state

Shan State
/ (ʃɑːn, ʃæn) /

noun

an administrative division of E Myanmar: formed in 1947 from the joining of the Federation of Shan States with the Wa States; consists of the Shan plateau crossed by forested mountain ranges reaching over 2100 m (7000 ft). Pop: 4 416 000 (1994 est). Area: 149 743 sq km (57 816 sq miles)
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