Definitions

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

  • n. A subfamily of the Altaic language family spoken in eastern Siberia and northern Manchuria that includes Evenki and Manchu. Also called Manchu-Tungus.
  • adj. Of or relating to Tungusic or its speakers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A language family spoken in Inner Mongolia and parts of Siberia.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to these languages or their speakers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Tunguses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A designation applied to a group of Ural-Altaic or Scythian tongues spoken by tribes in the northeast of Asia. The most prominent dialect is the Manchu, spoken by the tribes who conquered China in 1644.

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

  • n. a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas
  • n. any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family

Etymologies

Tungus +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

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