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Meaning of khan

khan

Pronunciation: (kän, kan), [key]
— n.
  1. (in the Altaic group of languages) a title held by hereditary rulers or tribal chiefs.
  2. the supreme ruler of the Tatar tribes, as well as emperor of China, during the Middle Ages: a descendant of Genghis Khan.
  3. a title of respect used in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and other countries of Asia.

khan

Pronunciation: (kän, kan), [key]
— n.
  1. an inn or caravansary.
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