noun, plural Shans (especially collectively) Shan.
a group of Mongoloid tribes in the hills of Burma.
a language spoken in the Shan States and belonging to the Tai group of languages.
(pl) Shans, Shan. a member of a Mongoloid people living in Myanmar, Thailand, and SW China
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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