Tungusic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Tungusic a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas
    • n Tungusic any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tungusic Of or pertaining to the Tunguses; as, the Tungusic dialects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Tungusic A designation applied to a group of Ural-Altaic or Scythian tongues spoken by tribes in the northeast of Asia. The most prominent dialect is the Manchu, spoken by the tribes who conquered China in 1644.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Tungusic tun-gōō′sik pertaining to the Tunguses, an ethnographic group of the Ural-Altaic family
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Usage

In literature:

The scattered aboriginals are Tunguse and Samoyedes.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Anthropologically they belonged, like the Tunguses, to the Mongol race.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
While the vessel was aground nine Tunguses came on board.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
They are not like the Tunguses and Yuraks.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
In Central India the sun and moon are worshipped by many tribes, as the Khonds, Korkus, Tunguses, and Buraets.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
An elderly Tungus, in attendance on the shaman, was drying a drum at the fire meanwhile.
"Tales by Polish Authors" by Various
But the great bulk of the Tungus nation are still Shamanists.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
These people are of a mongrel race, having a mixture of Korak, Tunguse, and Russian blood.
"In Search of a Siberian Klondike" by Homer B. Hulbert
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