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A Tatar or Mongol khan.
[Middle French, from Old French kaan, kan, partly from Mongolian kağan and partly from Tatar xan; akin to Turkish han, khan; see khan1.]
(Historical Terms) an archaic word for khan11
[C16: from French, from Persian khān; see khan1]
npl Cham or Chams
1. (Peoples) a member of a people of Indonesian stock living in Cambodia and central Vietnam
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
Archaic. khan 1.