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Tungus

[too ng-gooz] /tʊŋˈguz/
noun, plural Tunguses (especially collectively) Tungus.
1.
2.
any member of a Tungusic-speaking people.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30;Russian tungús, probably < Tatar, a formation with the Turkic suffix *-guz, used in ethnic names; identity of 1st element obscure
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Tungus

/ˈtʊŋɡʊs/
noun
1.
(pl) -guses, -gus. a member of a formerly nomadic Mongoloid people of E Siberia
2.
Also called Evenki. the language of this people, belonging to the Tungusic branch of the Altaic family
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Encyclopedia Article for Tungus

the most numerous and widely scattered of the many small nationalities of northern Siberia (Asian Russia)

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