Definition of Shans

1. Noun. (plural of Shan) ¹



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Definition of Shans

1. shan [n] - See also: shan

Shans Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shans

shank-weary
shank bone
shanked
shanker
shankers
shanking
shankpiece
shankpieces
shanks
shanks' mare
shanks' nag
shanks' pony
shannies
shannonite
shanny
shans (current term)
shantey
shanteys
shanti
shanties
shantih
shantihs
shantis
shants
shantung
shantungs
shanty
shanty town
shanty towns
shantylike

Literary usage of Shans

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Missionary Magazine by American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1868)
"Search has been made for shans who intend to return to that province, ... The influx of shans into Mandelay is not so great now as in former years. ..."

2. Supplement to Encyclopædia Britannica (ninth Edition): A Dictionary of Arts (1889)
"Three bodies of shans seem to be distinguishable, viz. : the Yun shans, Mau shans, and Laos shans. The cradle of the Tai, or Shan, seems to have been the ..."

3. The Province of Burma: A Report Prepared on Behalf of the University of Chicago by Alleyne Ireland (1907)
"... made The shans by Professor Terrien de la Couperie in regard to the origin of the shans or Tai. A nation is by no means easily tracked to its primeval ..."

4. Missionary Sketches: A Concise History of the Work of the American Baptist by Samuel Francis Smith, Edmund Franklin Merriam (1885)
"X. MISSION TO THE shans. Locality of the Slums. — The Mission commenced. ... '"T~VHE shans are first mentioned in missionary JL history in a letter dated ..."

5. A Thousand Miles on an Elephant in the Shan States by Holt Samuel Hallett (1890)
"Any ailment in any part of the body is put down by the shans to the departure of the ku*un, or good influence, appertaining to that part. ..."

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