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Several Shan people participate in a deer ceremony.

Etymology 1Edit

From Burmese ရှမ်း (hram:), from Thai สยาม (sà-yǎam). Doublet of Siam.

NounEdit

Shan (plural Shans or Shan)

  1. A member of a people living primarily in the Shan State of Myanmar (also known as Burma), and in adjacent areas of China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, with about 6 million people.
TranslationsEdit
  • Note: These are translations for the plural.

Proper nounEdit

Shan

  1. The language of this people, of the Kra-Dai language family.
  2. A state in Thailand.
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AdjectiveEdit

Shan (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Shan people or the Shan language.

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Etymology 2Edit

From the pinyin romanization of Mandarin (shǎn).

Proper nounEdit

Shan

  1. The Shan Pass: a mountain pass in Shanzhou, Henan, through which the Yellow River flows into the North China Plain.

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