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

  • n. See Evenki.

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  • n. Any of a group of roving Turanian tribes in Eastern Siberia and the Amoor valley, who speak Tungusic languages.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a race of eastern Siberia related to the Manchus.
  • n. The language of this race.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia
  • n. a member of the Tungus speaking people of Mongolian race who are a nomadic people widely spread over eastern Siberia; related to the Manchu


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

Russian, from East Turkic tunguz, wild pig, boar, from Old Turkic tonguz.


  • We're also supposed to believe that **-pkun is a magical suffix in Proto-Tungus-Manchu that just happened to show up to confound the non-Starostinian linguist.

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  • The process of interaction with the local tribes created a new Tungus-language society (Mukri).

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  • Further influence from ancient Turk and Mongol peoples resulted in the formation of the modern ethnic groups of the southern Tungus language group, namely Manchurians, Udege, Orochi, Nanai and Ulchi.

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  • None of the Native American practices are quite like the practices of the people of Tungus; it might have been better to stick with the earlier translations- medicine man or witch doctor.

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  • Yesterday, not knowing, because my colleague Yuri Leving had asked me for information on Western reactions and possible SF references to the Tungus meteor/comet strike in Siberia, I sought out and viewed Sir Arthur's TV broadcast from 1980 on the subject.

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  • Before that, it was under (Tungus) Khitan Khanate (aka Western Liao).

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  • To the Udege and the other Tungus tribes, Amba was a powerful and sacred spirit, almost a god, to be revered and under no circumstances to be harmed.

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  • I've also wondered whether the Mongol-Turk-Tungus triptych is the same kind of thing, especially because the Tungus languages are spoken by so few. LOWLANDS LANGUAGES.

  • Stanovoi-Chebret, where a single Tungus family constitutes the sole population along a river of 300 versts; in the west on the desolate heights of the Viluj, near the great Zeresej Lake; in the north at the mysterious outlets of the Quabrera, the desert places of the Olensk,

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  • In southern and central Manchuria were remnants of the Tungus Juchên.

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