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Shan

 (shän, shăn)
n. pl. Shan or Shans
1. A member of any of a group of tribes inhabiting the hills and plateaus of northeast Myanmar (Burma) and adjacent parts of China, Laos, and Thailand.
2. The Tai language of the Shan.
adj.
Of or relating to the Shan or their language or culture.

[Burmese shán.]
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Shan

(ʃɑːn)
npl Shans or Shan
1. (Peoples) a member of a Mongoloid people living in Myanmar, Thailand, and SW China
2. (Languages) the language or group of dialects spoken by the Shan, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family and closely related to Thai
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Shan

(ʃɑn, ʃæn)

n., pl. Shans, (esp. collectively) Shan.
1. a member of a people of N and E Burma and adjacent parts of S Yunnan in China.
2. the Tai language of the Shans.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shan - a branch of the Tai languages
Tai - the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
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Hobnail, the reformer; and Reverend Jul Bat, who has converted the whole torrid zone in his Sunday school; and Signor Torre del Greco, who extinguished Vesuvius by pouring into it the Bay of Naples; Spahi, the Persian ambassador; and Tul Wil Shan, the exiled nabob of Nepaul, whose saddle is the new moon.--But these are monsters of one day, and to-morrow will be dismissed to their holes and dens; for in these rooms every chair is waited for.
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"I'm grateful for the opportunity from the club to develop over the past 13 years," said Shan. "I can look back at my time at the club with lots of fond memories.
Shan has admirers from afar, after impressing as interim boss last season when he guided the Baggies to the play-offs only to see them lose narrowly on penalties to Villa.
CEO of Shan Associates, Rana Sohail Ahmed felicitated Cotton Web on the installation of Seize Energy Saving Air Compressors in Pakistan that can save more than 25% energy after 600 hours of running.
"I'm gutted and disappointed," said Shan. "Naturally, they're distraught, when you're in that position, it's very difficult to console them.
Shan took major issue with the two bookings that added up to a red card for top scorer Dwight Gayle.
At Shan Foods, its team of experts work tirelessly to create an enticing world of flavours,
Fo Guang Shan head abbot Hsin Bao wrote the monastery will express its solicitude after the catastrophe by making contributions for the cathedral's restoration.
"And who to better assess an individual critic's expertise on Shan Shaahid than Shan Shaahid himself?
Baby Riley was born just days before Shan was asked to take over following Darren Moore's sacking last month.