Definition of Evenki in English:

Evenki

Syllabification: E·ven·ki
Pronunciation: /iˈweNGkē, iˈveNGkē
 
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noun (plural same or Evenkis)

  • 1A member of an indigenous people of northern Siberia. Also called Tungus.
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    • Chapters one and eight frame the project, which is essentially a close examination of how Soviet power both made and unmade state subjects among the Evenki.
    • Grounded in fieldwork done in 1988-89 and 1993-95, the study centres on Evenki associated with the ‘Red Star’ reindeer-herding collective farm at the village of Katonga (roughly 500 miles slightly northeast of Krasnoiarsk).
    • Mengo highlighted the Russian peoples of that region - the Koryaks, Itelmen, Chuckhi, Evenki and Aleut - with their drumming, theatre and song.
  • 2The Tungusic language of the Evenki.

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  • Relating to the Evenki or their language.
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    • It is particularly good on the disconnection between Evenki clan order and Russia's attempts to institutionalize iasak (tribute payments).
    • The fireball would have stretched high into the sky, and the local Evenki tribesman must have thought that the world was coming to an end.

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