noun (plural same)
1A member of the northern Evenki people of Siberia.
More example sentences
- The shaman - chief of the Tungus people - closed off the region, regarding it as ‘enchanted.’
- When a Tungus shaman, held captive by Matula, is murdered, blame immediately falls on the newcomer.
1.1 older term for Evenki (the language).
Russian, from a Turkic language.
Definition of Tungus in:
- The British & World English dictionary