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n. pl. Tungus or Tun·gus·es
[Russian, from East Turkic tunguz, wild pig, boar, from Old Turkic tonguz.]
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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
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n., pl. -gus•es, (esp. collectively) -gus.
2. a member of any Tungusic-speaking people.
[1620–30; « Russian tungús, probably < Tatar]
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|Noun||1.||Tungus - 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 Siberia|
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