From Mandarin 漢／汉 (Hàn), from the dynasty founder Liu Bang's short-lived realm in Sichuan and Shaanxi among China's Eighteen Kingdoms, named for the Qin Empire's Hanzhong Commandery, headquartered at a city which also became known as Hanzhong, which is so named for being found on the middle reaches of the Han River
- An imperial Chinese dynasty, ruling (with interruptions) from 206 BC to AD 220, marked by the expansion of the Yellow River's Huaxia culture to the recent conquests of the Qin and a flowering of economic, literary, and scientific development
- The eclectism of political thought during the Han is reflected in Liu Hsiang's evaluation of Shang Yang.
- The Chinese ethnicity, when distinguished from other peoples of the Chinese state
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- Trade was the major economic link between Tibet and other regions in China. Special economic systems (estate, serfdom) made it impossible for Han immigrants to engage in agriculture and animal husbandry in Tibet. The geographic features of the plateau (high elevation, rarefied air, mountains, etc.) limited the volume of trade and migration between Tibet and other regions.
- According to the 2000 census, the Han make up 92 percent of China's population; the minority groups combine for about 8 percent (about 106 million people).
- Han Chinese (ethnicity)
- Chinese character
- Chinese ideograph
- Chinese letter
- Chinese logogram
- Chinese radical
- Chinese syllable
- An ancient Chinese county, viscounty, and kingdom of the Zhou dynasty and the Qin–Han interregnum
- The realm of this former state under other rulers
- (astronomy) The star Zeta Ophiuchi in traditional Chinese astronomy, named for this state
- A surname.
Han (plural Hans)
- A Korean surname.
- A First Nations people of Canada and an Alaska Native Athabaskan people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group.
- The Northern Athabaskan language spoken by the Han people, or Hän Hwëch'in, in Alaska and the Yukon.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Han is the 1,182nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 29,847 individuals. Han is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (92.67%) individuals.
Han f (plural Heena)
- hen (female chicken or fowl)
- A male given name