Shan State

[ shahn, shan ]

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

Words Nearby Shan State Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Shan State in a sentence

  • The suggestion of the risk of creating a powerful Shan State strong enough to be a menace to Government was plainly ridiculous.

    A Civil Servant in Burma | Herbert Thirkel White
  • With the one exception of Laikha it had suffered more than any other Shan State.

    The Pacification of Burma | Sir Charles Haukes Todd Crosthwaite

British Dictionary definitions for Shan State

Shan State

/ (ʃɑːn, ʃæn) /

  1. 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)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012