Tan

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Tan or TAN may refer to:

Common meanings[edit]

Tanning[edit]

  • Tanning, the process of making leather from hides
  • Sun tanning, the darkening of skin in response to ultraviolet light
  • Sunless tanning, the darkening of skin without ultraviolet light

Biology[edit]

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

  • Tanfana, or Tan, ancient European goddess.
  • Black and Tans, nickname for British special constables during the Irish War of Independence
  • Irish War of Independence, sometimes called the Black and Tan war or Tan war.
  • Tan (surname) (譚), a Chinese surname.
  • Chen (surname) (陳), a Chinese surname, pronounced "Tan" in Min Nan languages.
  • Lao Zi, posthumous name "Tan" or "Dān" (聃), philosopher of ancient China.
  • Tan (state), ancient Chinese viscountcy situated in eastern Shandong Province.
  • Leborgne, nickname Tan, a patient of Paul Broca, on whose autopsy he identified Broca's area.

Food[edit]

  • Tahn (Armenian թան tʻan), a yoghurt-based drink from the Middle East

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