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E·ven·ki

 (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.]

Evenki

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

E•ven•ki

(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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An indigenous group with their own spoken but no written language, the Ewenkis have a population smaller than most of the other officially recognised 55 minority groups in China and receive little scholarly or media attention from the outside world.
When the research was conducted in 2006 and 2007, several factors were bringing dramatic changes to Ewenki society: a government project to bring broadcasting coverage to every corner of the nation; a subsidy programme for ethnic groups with a population lower than 100,000; and urbanisation and ecological development projects in regions of Inner Mongolia threatened by deforestation.
Local news was found to be the most popular programme among Ewenki viewers.