Tungusic

Tungusic

[toong-goo-zik]
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 pertaining to Tungusic or its speakers.

Origin:
1865–70; Tungus + -ic

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Tungusic (tʊŋˈɡʊsɪk)
 
n
1.  a branch or subfamily of the Altaic family of languages, including Tungus and Manchu
 
adj
2.  of or relating to these languages or their speakers

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