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Shan may refer to:

People and languages[edit]

  • Shan (surname), or 单 in Chinese, a Chinese surname
  • Shan, a variant of the Welsh given name usually spelled Siân
  • Occasionally used as a short form of Shannen/Shannon

Ethnic groups and languages[edit]

  • Shan people, Southeast Asian ethnic group inhabiting Myanmar
  • Dai people, also known as Shan, ethnic group in China
  • Shanrong (山戎), term for "mountain barbarian" in Shanxi, Hubei in northern China


  • Shaan Shahid, Pakistani actor, model, writer and film director
  • MC Shan, rapper
  • Liu Shan, second emperor of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period.
  • Fu Buqi (宓不齊; Fu Pu-ch'i; born 521BC) who was accorded the title 'Count of Shan'



  • Shaanxi, abbreviated as Shan (陕), province of the People's Republic of China
  • Shan County, Shandong (单县), county in Heze, Shandong, China
  • Shan County, Henan (陕县), now Shanzhou District of Sanmenxia city, a county in Sanmenxia, Henan, China
  • Shantou, or Shan (汕), a city in Guangdong, China
  • Shan (鄯), a region in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
  • Shan (剡), a river in the Zhejiang Province of China
  • Shan Hills, a region of Burma, China, and Thailand

Other places[edit]

  • Shan State of Burma (modern state)
  • Shan States of Burma (historical kingdoms)
  • Shan Hills, a region of Burma, China, and Thailand
  • Shan (鄯), ancient Western Regions (西域) to the west of China
  • , shan, Chinese character (used in Chinese, Japanese and Korean) for "mountains" or "mountain range"
  • Mount Shani or Gora Shan, a mountain in the Caucasus

Other uses[edit]

  • Shan Foods, a brand of Pakistani cuisine spice mixes
  • Insect from Shaggai, or Shan, a fictional alien race in the writings of Ramsey Campbell
  • The Shan Horse, a horse breed from the Shan State of Myanmar

See also[edit]