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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.]
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npl Evenki
1. (Peoples) a Tungus people of E Siberia
2. (Languages) the language of this people
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(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.
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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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Cluster 2 (Circumpolar Eurasia): Eastern Sami; Ainu; Dolgan; Sym Evenki; Nganasan; Enets; Negidals; Mansi; Tundra Nenets; Southern Selkup; Northern Selkup; Ket, Yug; Eastern Khanty (Ostyaks); Northern Khanty; Nivkh; Far East Evenki; Nanai; Udihe; Oroch; Yukaghir; Evens (Lamuts); Baikal Evenki; Western Evenki; Yakut; Wotians; Sorbs;
At the end of the eighteenth century, Ossip Shumachov, chief of the Batouline clan of the Evenki, a Tunguisic group occupying a huge but sparsely populated area of Siberia, found something frozen in a bluff, which only became manifest after five summers of thawing.
For example, in Yakutia, the Yakuts, who came relatively recently from the south, do not consume raw brain, but the Evenki, who are descendants of the first reindeer herders who migrated north and northeast from the region of Lake Baikal (32), still continue to locally maintain old dietary practices.
NADA HAMEED Photographer Alexander Khimushin with Evenki women in inner Mongolia.
It was employed by, among others, Itkin ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 2002) for Veps, Belyaev (2010) for Ossetic, Thuilier (2011) for Hungarian, Grenoble (2014) for Evenki, Jadhav (2014) for Marathi.
Blood samples were collected from Altay sheep (AL) from Fuhai County in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Shandong large-tailed sheep (SD) from Liaocheng City in Shandong Province, and small-tailed Hulun Buir sheep (sHL) from the Autonomous County of Evenki in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
In my Taiga Nomads films (1992) shamanism was part of the life of the Evenki people living on the taiga areas of Siberia.
Shamans are found around the globe, but the word shaman, meaning "one who knows," comes from the Evenki, an indigenous reindeer-herding people in northern Siberia.
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).
In Blagoveshchensk's museum, the history of the region prior to the arrival of Russian settlers describes at length the Manchu, Evenki, and other ethnic groups, but makes no mention of the Chinese.
Fast forward six decades and the same sorts of demographic observations are being made: "Evenki is spoken by roughly ten thousand people spread throughout Siberia.