Definition of Tangut in English:


Line breaks: Tan¦gut
Pronunciation: /ˈtaŋɡuːt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural same or Tanguts)

1A member of a Tibetan people who established a kingdom in NW China and western Inner Mongolia from the late 10th to the mid 13th centuries.
2 [mass noun] The extinct language of the Tangut.


Back to top  
Relating to the Tangut or their language.


apparently from Mongolian, from Chinese Dǎng Xiàng.

Definition of Tangut in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope