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Tungus

noun

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

Etymology summary

Russian, from East Turkic tunguz, wild pig, boar, from Old Turkic tonguz.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Tungusic peoples

the peoples who speak Tungusic languages. They inhabit Eastern Siberia and are often contrasted with Mongols. The first European description of the Tungusic people was by the Dutch traveller Isaac Massa in 1612. The word Tungus derives from "Donki"... (39 of 461 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tungusic peoples

Collins Dictionary:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural] | Evenki [synonym, sense-specific]

a member of a formerly nomadic Mongoloid people of eastern Siberia | the language of this people, belonging to the Tungusic branch of the Altaic ... (24 of 202 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tungus

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Tungus

Siberian ethnic group, numbering perhaps 30,000. They are subdivided into the Evenki, who live in the area from the Yenisei and Ob river basins to the ... (26 of 120 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0849684​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

Evenki | Evenkis [plural] | Ewenki [plural] | Ewenkis [plural] | Tungus | Tunguses [plural]

A member of a people inhabiting a large area of eastern Siberia in Russia and northern Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia) in China. | The Tungusic language ... (25 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/evenki

Oxford Dictionary:

Tungus

a member of the northern Evenki people of Siberia. | older term for "Evenki" (the language). (15 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Tungus

Merriam-Webster:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural]

a member of an indigenous people of central and southeastern Siberia | the tungusic language of the Tungus people (18 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tungus

New World Dictionary:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural]

a member of a people of eastern Siberia | the Tungusic language of this people | of the Tungus or their language or culture (22 of 34 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tungus

Wiktionary:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural] | Tungoose [outdated]

Any of a group of roving Turanian tribes in Eastern Siberia and the Amoor valley, who speak Tungusic languages. (19 of 20 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Tungus

Random House Dictionary:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural] | Tunguz | Tunguzes [plural] | Evenki [synonym, sense-specific]

Evenki | any member of a Tungusic-speaking people. (7 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tungus

Encarta Dictionary:

Evenki | Evenkis [plural] | Ewenki: Ewenki [plural] | Ewenki: Ewenkis [plural] | Ewenki [plural] | Ewenkis [plural] | Tungus [peoples, language] | Tunguses [peoples, language, plural]

a member of an ethnic group that lives mainly in eastern parts of Asia of the former Soviet Union and northwestern China | a Tungusic language spoken ... (26 of 94 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861609491​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural]

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tungus

Oxford Dictionary:

Merriam-Webster:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural]

First use: 1674

Origin: Russian

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tungus

New World Dictionary:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural]

Origin: unknown

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tungus

Encarta Dictionary:

Tungus | Yakut [plural] | Yakuts [plural]

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: Russian from Yakut

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861722490​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Tungus | Tunguses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Tungus"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/tungus

the Free Dictionary:

Tungus

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Tungus"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Tungus" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Tungus

Google Dictionary:

Tungus

Audio: English pronunciation of "Tungus"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Tungus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Tungus"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=tungus​01 word=Tungus

YourDictionary Audio:

Tungus

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Tungus" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tungus

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