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
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.
The process of interaction with the local tribes created a new Tungus-language society (Mukri).
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.
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.
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.
Before that, it was under (Tungus) Khitan Khanate (aka Western Liao).
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.
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.
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,
In southern and central Manchuria were remnants of the Tungus Juchên.