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Han may refer to:


  • Chinese (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) of China, also known as Han China.
  • Kingdom of Han (韓國 Hanguo), one of seven powerful kingdoms during the Chinese Warring States Period.
  • Han Zhao (漢趙), one of the Chinese Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the Liu family.
  • Cheng Han (成漢), another of the Sixteen Kingdoms, founded by the Li family.
  • Southern Han (南漢 Nanhan), a kingdom during the Chinese Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms,
  • Northern Han (北漢 Beihan), a kingdom during the Chinese Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms.
  • Type 091 Han class submarine, the first nuclear powered submarine class (SSN) deployed by the People's Liberation Army Navy.
  • Han (汗) or Kehan (可汗), the Chinese transliteration of Khan (title) or Khagan.
  • Han, Haan, Hahn or Hann, the Romanized spelling of many Chinese family names: 韓, 韩, 邗, 罕, 寒, 憨, 漢, etc.


  • Korea, an abbreviation for Hanguk (한국, 韓國), the South 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)


Nepal, Bhutan

  • Han, Haan or Hang, means "King" in Limbu language.





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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary



hán (form of han2 with diacritic)

  1. :
  2. , : correspondence; a case; a box
  3. : hold in mouth; cherish; contain
  4. : a sound; to put in the mouth
  5. : correspondence; a case; a box
  6. :
  7. : cold, wintry, chilly
  8. :
  9. : cover
  10. : luck(ily), favor, fortunately
  11. : pre-dawn
  12. :
  13. : palm tree
  14. :
  15. :
  16. : soak, wet; tolerate, be lenient
  17. :
  18. : gems of pearls formerly put into the mouth of a corpse
  19. : sweet, sweetness
  20. :
  21. :
  22. :
  23. : an ancient place in the state of Wu
  24. : city in Hebei province; various
  25. :
  26. :
  27. :
  28. , : fence; used as a surname; Korea
  29. : neck; collar; lead, guide
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