from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a people inhabiting a large area of eastern Siberia in Russia and northern Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia) in China.
  • n. The Tungusic language of the Evenki.

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  • proper n. A Tungusic language spoken in Russia, Mongolia and China.
  • n. Plural form of Evenk.

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  • n. a member of the people inhabiting an area of northern Mongolia and eastern Siberia
  • n. the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Russian, Evenki people, from Evenki ə´wənkī.


  • Little information, assumed stable Low human (Evenki) density and poor economy result in little threat at present to wildlife and habitats Need is low due to remoteness and low population density.

    Climate change and terrestrial wildlife management in the Russian Arctic and sub-Arctic

  • They and the other native people of the Yakut Arctic — the Yukaghir and the Eveny and Evenki reindeer herders — have powerful shamans, although only a handful are left.

    The Arctic Oil Rush

  • The Eveny and Evenki people (same way of life, different linguistic heritage) have been relying for centuries on reindeer (known in the Nearctic as caribou), which provide transport, food, shelter, and clothing.

    The Arctic Oil Rush

  • He was an Evenki, the only native on the teaching staff, young, everyone liked him.

    Gorky Park

  • Arctic tribal groups (Inuit, Evenki, etc.) live on almost purely meat diets, but are among the healthiest people on the planet.

    Army Rumour Service

  • In Siberia, we have the Itelmen, the Khanty, the Nganasan, the Evenki, the Ket, the Yukaghir and the Nivkhi.

    Robert Lindsay

  • But the wild and domesticated reindeer have been experiencing massive die-offs in the spring and fall, I’m told by Eveny and Evenki activists.

    The Arctic Oil Rush


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