In this paper, we define a finite sum analogue of multiple polylogarithms inspired by the work of Kaneko and Zagier (in the article “Finite multiple zeta values” in preparation) and prove that they satisfy a certain analogue of the shuffle relation. Our result is obtained by using a certain partial fraction decomposition which is an idea due to Komori et al. (Math Z 268:993–1011, 2011). As a corollary, we give an algebraic interpretation of our shuffle product.
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