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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.]
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Their faith subdued the people of Tibet, Mongolia, China, Japan, while their influence was felt under the form of Shamanism amongst the Chukches, Tunguses, Samoyedes and other tribes dwelling along the shores of the frozen Ocean.