Definition of Tungusic in English:

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Pronunciation: /təNGˈɡo͝osik/


Relating to a small family of Altaic languages of Siberia and northern China.
Example sentences
  • Korean is considered part of the Tungusic branch of the Altaic group of the Ural-Altaic language family.
  • The Korean Peninsula was first populated by peoples of a Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic language family, who migrated from the northwestern regions of Asia.
  • They are the ethnic descendants of a Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic family.


The Tungusic family of languages collectively.

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Syllabification: Tun·gus·ic

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