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Han may refer to:

China

  • China (漢), an abbreviation or adjectival modifier for things Chinese
  • Han Chinese (漢族 Hanzu, 漢人 Hanren), the dominant majority ethnic group of China and overseas Chinese
  • Chinese language (漢語 Hanyu) or Chinese characters (漢字 Hanzi) or Chinese written language (漢文 Hanwen)
  • Han Dynasty (漢朝 Hanchao, 202 BC – 220 AD), also known as Han China, a Chinese dynasty
  • Han (state) (韓國 Hanguo), one of seven powerful kingdoms during the Chinese Warring States Period
  • Han Zhao (漢趙, 304–329), one of the Chinese Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the Liu family
  • Cheng Han (成漢, 304–347), another of the Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the Li family
  • Southern Han (南漢 Nanhan, 917–971), a kingdom during the Chinese Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms
  • Northern Han (北漢 Beihan, 951–979), a kingdom during the Chinese Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms
  • Later Han Dynasty (Five Dynasties) (947–950 CE), in the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period
  • Han class submarine, or Type 091 submarine, the first nuclear powered submarine class (SSN) deployed by the People's Liberation Army Navy
  • Khan (title), or Han in Chinese transliteration, originally Central Asian title for a sovereign or military ruler
  • Han (surname), also Haan, Hahn or Hann, the Romanized spelling of many Chinese family names: 韓, 韩, 邗, 罕, 寒, 憨, 漢, etc.

Korea

  • Korea, an abbreviation for Hanguk (한국, 韓國), the Korean name for Korea
  • an archaic Korean root meaning "great" or "leader"; transliterated into hanja as 韓, 幹, or 刊; see Names of Korea
  • Samhan, three confederacies of chiefdoms on the southern Korean peninsula in the Proto-Three Han Kingdoms Period
  • Han (Korean name), a Korean surname (한, 韓 or 漢), also romanized "Hahn"
  • Han (cultural), a Korean cultural concept of lament
  • Korean language (한국어 Hangukeo) or Hangul (한글 Hangul)

Japan

Vietnam

Elsewhere

People

Miscellaneous

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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Etymology

Chinese: trad. , simpl. (pinyin: hàn)

Proper noun

Han

  1. the ancient dynasty in the mainland China, dated 206 B.C. - A.D. 220 around the Parthian times, and marked by the stable feudal system, and the fusion of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
  2. the Chinese population and culture, as distinguished from the surroundings, especially in ancient times.

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Mandarin

Proper noun

Han (Pinyin Han4, traditional , simplified )

  1. Han nationality
    the common national speech of Han nationality using Beijing pronunciation as the standard pronunciation, using Beijing speech as the basic dialect, and using the model writing of the modern vernacular prose as the norm of grammar, is called Putonghua.







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