Yan

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Yan may refer to:

States[edit]

Yan (燕) was the name of several states in Chinese history:

  • Two states that existed during the Zhou dynasty
  • Five states of the Sixteen Kingdoms period:

Places[edit]

  • Yan, Iran, a village in South Khorasan Province, Iran
  • Yan, Kedah, district in Malaysia
  • Yan, historic village of the Haida people of Queen Charlotte Islands in the Canadian province of British Columbia
  • Yan Mountains, in North China

Names[edit]

  • Yan Emperor, one of the legendary emperors of ancient China
  • Yan, Marquis of Tian, 4th-century BC ruler of the state of Qi
  • Yan Odnoralov Russian musician, drummer for the christian band Everfound
  • Yan (surname), romanization for several Chinese surnames.
  • Cantonese transcription of surname Zhen (surname) (甄)
  • Jacob Mikhailovich Gordin (1853–1909), writer pseudonym Yan, Ukrainian-American Yiddish-language playwright
  • Martin Yan (born 1948), Chinese-Canadian/American television chef; star of Yan Can Cook, carried by PBS and Food Network
  • Johnny Yan (born 1976), Former Taiwanese professional basketball player and actor
  • Vasily Yan (1874-1954), Russian writer
  • Yan (musician), stage name of Jan Scott Wilkinson, English songwriter/lead singer of indie rock band, British Sea Power, founded in 2000
  • Yan, transliteration of the name "Ян" (Jan) from the Russian language
  • Yan or, more specifically, Yahn, pronunciation of variant of the given name John, especially in Dutch, Northern Germanic and Western Slavic languages (in Slovak, spelled Ján)
  • Yan (Wolves Chronicles), a character in The Cuckoo Tree, by Joan Aiken
  • Rico Yan (1975-2002), Filipino Actor and Matinee Idol.

Others[edit]

  • Yan Lifts, commonly known name for Lift Engineering, aerial chairlift manufacturing company which ceased operation in 1996