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Yin may refer to:

  • Yin and yang, the dark force complementing yang in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine
  • Yīn (surname) (殷), a Chinese surname
  • Yǐn (surname) (尹), a different Chinese surname
  • Shang dynasty, also known as the Yin dynasty
    • Yinxu or Yin, the Shang dynasty capital now in ruins
  • Yin (Ten Kingdoms), a short-lived kingdom during China's Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period
  • Yin Mountains, a mountain range in Inner Mongolia and Hebei province in China
  • yin (office) (, yǐn), an office of early China sometimes equivalent to prime minister and sometimes to governor


  • Yin Chengzong, premier Chinese pianist and composer who arranged the Yellow River Concerto
  • The Big Yin, nickname of Billy Connolly