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 (ĭ-wĕng′kē, ĭ-vĕng′-) also E·wen·ki (ĭ-wĕng′kē)
n. pl. Evenki or E·ven·kis also Ewenki or E·wen·kis
1. A member of a people inhabiting a large area of eastern Siberia in Russia and northern Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia) in China.
2. The Tungusic language of the Evenki. In both senses also called Tungus.

[Russian, Evenki people, from Evenki ə´wənkī.]


npl Evenki
1. (Peoples) a Tungus people of E Siberia
2. (Languages) the language of this people


(ɪˈwɛŋ ki, ɪˈvɛŋ-)

n., pl. -kis, (esp. collectively) -ki for 1.
1. a member of a people of central and SE Siberia and adjacent parts of Mongolia and NE China.
2. the Tungusic language of the Evenki.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Evenki - a member of the people inhabiting an area of northern Mongolia and eastern Siberia
Oriental, oriental person - a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)
2.Evenki - the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern SiberiaEvenki - the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia
Tungusic language, Tungusic - a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas
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Instead, for every instance, a good morphosyntactic parallel in Evenki or Dolgan can be found.
Our sample did not include the Chechen and Ingush Republics, as well as remote and sparsely populated region of the Far North (Nenets, Yamal-Nenets, Taimyr Autonomous Region, the Evenki Autonomous District, Kamchatka, Chukotka, Sakhalin Oblast).
The sky split in two and fire appeared high and wide over the forest," a member of the local Evenki tribe remembered.
For the Evenki people of northern Siberia, for example, many of the 5,000 native speakers are too preoccupied with managing reindeer herds and day-to-day survival to concentrate on language instruction, and many teachers are unwilling to move to the nomadic schools that have been set up in the countryside.
Her search takes her to Siberia - one of the most inhospitable places on Earth - to meet Evenki nomads.
For Tungusic, EDAL gives Evenki hadarga 'name of a game (spreading rope between the fingers)'.
The Causee can take two forms in Evenki and Nivkh without any necessary changes in the semantics of the Causee-role.
The number of people who speak Evenki, a language not shown on the graph, is only 5 percent of the number of people who speak Lezgi.
Grounded in fieldwork done in 1988-89 and 1993-95, the study centres on Evenki associated with the "Red Star" reindeer-herding collective farm at the village of Katonga (roughly 500 miles slightly northeast of Krasnoiarsk).
According to my own observations, the more traditional of the Evenki in Siberia in their duktchars (tipi type of tents) and modern canvas tents maintain an organisational pattern where the kitchen storage area (Tjungal) is inside the entrance in the women's side of the dwelling.
The Russian partners include four mining companies from Magadan, a Russian bank, and the Association of Native Peoples of the Northern Evenki District.