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

[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.
1. Evenki.
2. a member of any Tungusic-speaking people.
[1620–30; « Russian tungús, probably < Tatar]
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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
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First, his philological writings on the Tungus Manchurian languages and Siberian peoples (Negidals, Orochs, Ulch, etc.) may be used as comparative material when considering the close links of ancient Korea with this region.
These intermediaries tended to be 'linguistically more versatile' than either Mongols or Chinese: their native languages varied, but included 'Arabic, Persian, Syriac, Turkic, Tungus, Hsi-Hsia, Tibetan and even French and Italian'.
Rumor of me wdl go throughout all of great Rus', And every tongue existing in her will name me, The proud grandson of the Slavs, the Finn, the now wild Tungus, and the Kalmyk, friend of the steppes.
At the very start of II mondo magico the reader is confronted with a two-page quotation from a book that has remained a classic reference on shamanism until the present time: Sergei Shirokogoroff's The Psychomental Complex of the Tungus, published in London in 1935.
They are nomadic people and often migrate from place to place with their reindeer." The Evenki, also known as the Tungus, are a group of 30,000 or so traditional reindeer herders and pastoralists who live scattered across Siberia.
Tungus HPP is of 2,200 MW for which PC-II for feasibility study is under preparation.
The photo band includes workers from Moscow, Tataria, Dagestan, Kalymykia, the Tungus river district, and two from Uzbekistan.
For instance, visiting the White City, Lindsay Noseworth and Miles Blundell see an alleged "SPECIAL REINDEER SHOW" put on by native Tungus herders but advertised by dancing "young women in quite revealing costumes," obviously not Tungus, who speak English and caress a reindeer "with scandalous intimacy" as a come-on to passersby.
discuss Ordovician graptolites from the basal part of the Palaeozoic transgressive sequence in the Karadere section, Istanbul-Zonguldak Terrane, NW Turkey, Raevskaya and Dronov provide new data on acritarchs from the Upper Ordovician of the Tungus basin, Siberian Platform, while Thomka et al.