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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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At least since the 19th century, Evenkis were under increased socio-cultural pressure and underwent assimilation with the Dolgans, a process which reached its end with the total assimilation of Evenki speakers after the 1950s.
Prior evidence suggests that the Taimyr Peninsula was populated by Tundra Enetses, Nganasans and Evenkis and potentially several Forest Enets clans.
Instead, for every instance, a good morphosyntactic parallel in Evenki or Dolgan can be found.
First, the linguistic diversity on the Taimyr Peninsula is clearly greater than the Siberian average because speakers whose languages belong to four different language families, Tundra Nenets, Forest Enets, Tundra Enets, Nganasan (all Samoyedic, Uralic), Dolgan (Turkic), Evenki (Tungusic), Russian (Indo-European) as well as Taimyr Pidgin Russian aka Govorka have met.
La palabra 'chaman' procede del lenguaje de los evenkis, un pequeno grupo de cazadores y pastores de renos de habla tungusa de Siberia.
Evenkis comprise 77 percent of the settlement's 324 persons (July 1999).
Controversy renewed around the territorial allocation, however, as other groups of Evenkis in Tyanya sought to organize other obshchinas, and as some of Cheroda's members opted to leave this obshchina and join others.
Some Evenkis complained of experiencing limitations on their rights when attempting to hunt and fish in this territory, allegedly by overzealous reserve guards (Interviews, Tyanya and Bekit Cheroda, August 1999).
Trading among them was ubiquitous, usually involving the exchange of fur, game products, and animal-hide handicrafts from the Oroqens and Solon Evenkis and animal husbandry or agricultural products from the Dagurs.
The variation is greater in Solon Evenki, allowing [w], [m], or [b]: ab-aja `very good, naw-nana `very slow', nem-nermikkmn `very thin' (Chaoke 1995: 131).
Based on published data, it seems that Solon Evenki manifests a wider range than both as it includes ab-aja `very good' and naw-nana `very slow' (Chaoke 1995; Hu and Chaoke 1986).