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Tun·gus

 (to͝ong-go͞oz′, tŭn-)
n. pl. Tungus or Tun·gus·es
See Evenki.

[Russian, from East Turkic tunguz, wild pig, boar, from Old Turkic tonguz.]

Tungus

(ˈtʊŋɡʊs)
npl -guses or -gus
1. (Peoples) a member of a formerly nomadic Mongoloid people of E Siberia
2. (Languages) Also called: Evenki the language of this people, belonging to the Tungusic branch of the Altaic family

Tun•gus

(tʊŋˈguz)

n., pl. -gus•es, (esp. collectively) -gus.
1. Evenki.
2. a member of any Tungusic-speaking people.
[1620–30; « Russian tungús, probably < Tatar]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tungus - a member of the Tungus speaking people of Mongolian race who are a nomadic people widely spread over eastern SiberiaTungus - a member of the Tungus speaking people of Mongolian race who are a nomadic people widely spread over eastern Siberia; related to the Manchu
Tungusic - any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family
2.Tungus - the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern SiberiaTungus - the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia
Tungusic language, Tungusic - a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas
Translations
Tunguse
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