AskDefine | Define Tungus

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1 a member of the Tungus speaking people of Mongolian race who are a nomadic people widely spread over eastern Siberia; related to the Manchu [syn: Evenk]
2 the Tungusic language of the Evenki people in eastern Siberia [syn: Tunguz, Evenki, Ewenki]

Extensive Definition

Tungus can mean several things:
Tungus in Chinese: 通古斯
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