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Han 1

 (hän)
n. pl. Han or Hans
A member of the largest ethnic group of China, especially as distinguished from Manchus, Mongols, Huis, and other minority nationalities. Also called Chinese.

[Mandarin Hàn, the Han people, Han dynasty, the name of the Han River, from Middle Chinese xan` (the name of the people and dynasty being derived from the Old Chinese name of the river).]

Han 2

 (hän)
A Chinese dynasty (206 bc-ad 220) noted for unifying and expanding its national territory and for promoting literature and the arts.

[Mandarin Hàn; see Han1.]

Han 3

 (hän)
A river, about 1,530 km (950 mi) long, of east-central China flowing generally southeast to the Yangtze River.

Han

(hæn)
n
(Placename) a river in E central China, rising in S Shaanxi and flowing southeast through Hubei to the Yangtze River at Wuhan. Length: about 1450 km (900 miles)

Han

(hæn)
n
1. (Biography) the imperial dynasty that ruled China for most of the time from 206 bc to 221 ad, expanding its territory and developing its bureaucracy
2. (Peoples) the Chinese people as contrasted to Mongols, Manchus, etc

Han

(hɑn)

n., pl. Hans, (esp. collectively) Han for 3.
1. a dynasty in China, 206 b.c.–a.d. 220, characterized by consolidation of the centralized state, territorial expansion, and cultural and scientific achievements.
2. a river flowing from central China into the Chang Jiang at Wuhan. 900 mi. (1450 km) long.
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Noun1.Han - imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracyHan - imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy; remembered as one of the great eras of Chinese civilization
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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A subsidiary of SPH, HCEG owns and operates Han Language Centre, which offers Chinese language tuition and enrichment lessons as well as cultural programmes for children.
The majority Han culture is seen to represent China as a political entity: The state, officials, and scholars have officially and publicly promoted Han language, clothing, culture, cults and fashion.
c) The [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Bon Language and the [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] Han Language enriched its monosyllabic stems later than the archaic language used in the GS.