Pronunciation: (shän, shan), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/shan.html on line 71 [key]
—pl. Shans, (esp. collectively) Shan.
1. a group of Mongoloid tribes in the hills of Burma.
2. a language spoken in the Shan States and belonging to the Tai group of languages.
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