Definition Of khans
(in the Middle East) an inn for travelers, built around a central courtyard.
However, I have since found two eighteenth-century accounts of traveling between Aleppo and Damascus by English travelers, who both report staying at a khan in Qutaifah.
a title given to rulers and officials in central Asia, Afghanistan, and certain other Muslim countries.
In the nineteenth century, the Caucasus and Central Asia were places of untrammeled brigandage and intermittent rebellion, marked by the rule of unpredictable kings and khans .