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Tungusic

[too ng-goo-zik] /tʊŋˈgu zɪk/
noun
1.
a family of languages spoken or formerly spoken in Manchuria and central and SE Siberia, including Manchu, Evenki, Even, and languages of the Amur River region, as Nanay.
adjective
2.
of or relating to Tungusic or its speakers.
Origin of Tungusic
1865-1870
1865-70; Tungus + -ic
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  • Of all members of the Tungusic family the Manchus alone can be called a historical people.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
British Dictionary definitions for Tungusic

Tungusic

/tʊŋˈɡʊsɪk/
noun
1.
a branch or subfamily of the Altaic family of languages, including Tungus and Manchu
adjective
2.
of or relating to these languages or their speakers
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