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From Mandarin (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.

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Han

  1. 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
    • 1950, Lubor Hájek, Chinese Art[1], Czechoslovakia: Spring Books, OCLC 13180751, page 41:
      According to the hair-dress it is probably that of a woman. There are some 102 slight traces of polychromy on the white slip. Other heads possessing similar qualities were dug up from early Han tombs in Pao-chi district, Shensi Province.
    • 1977, Li Yu-ning, Shang Yang's Reforms and State Control in China[2], M. E. Sharpe, page xxxiii:
      The eclectism of political thought during the Han is reflected in Liu Hsiang's evaluation of Shang Yang.
  2. The Chinese ethnicity, when distinguished from other peoples of the Chinese state
    • 1995, Rong Ma, Calvin Goldscheider, editor, Economic Patterns, Migration, and Ethnic Relationships in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China (Population, Ethnicity, and Nation-Building)‎[3], Westview Press, →ISBN, page 50:
      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.
    • 2006, Sheila Hollihan-Elliot, Muslims in China[4], Mason Crest Publishers, →ISBN, page 55:
      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).
  3. A river in central China.
    • 2014 September 9, Reklev, Stian; Kathy Chen, “Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth”, in Michael Perry, editor, Reuters[5], archived from the original on 27 May 2022, Industry, Materials and Utilities:
      “By transferring such a significant volume of water away from the Han River Basin, the project is depriving the area of the most basic input it will need to develop in the years and decades to come,” said Britt Crow-Miller, a research assistant professor at Portland State University. []
      The Danjiangkou reservoir gets its water from the Han River, a tributary of the Yangtze River which feeds several major cities in central China such as Wuhan, an economic power house in Hubei province sporting a $144 billion GDP.
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From Mandarin (hán), an ancient Chinese placename.

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Han

  1. An ancient Chinese county, viscounty, and kingdom of the Zhou dynasty and the QinHan interregnum
  2. The realm of this former state under other rulers
  3. (astronomy) The star Zeta Ophiuchi in traditional Chinese astronomy, named for this state
  4. A surname.

Etymology 3Edit

 
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From Korean (, han). Cognate with English Han (from Mandarin).

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Han (plural Hans)

  1. A surname from Korean.

Etymology 4Edit

 
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Han

  1. A First Nations people of Canada and an Alaska Native Athabaskan people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group.
  2. The Northern Athabaskan language spoken by the Han people, or Hän Hwëch'in, in Alaska and the Yukon.

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  • 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.

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Han f (plural Heena)

  1. hen (female chicken or fowl)

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Han ilçesi

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Han

  1. A town and district of Eskişehir, Turkey
  2. a male given name

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