Definition of Tungus in English:


Line breaks: Tun¦gus
Pronunciation: /ˈtʊŋʊs
, tʊŋˈguːs

noun (plural same)

  • 1A member of the northern Evenki people of Siberia.
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    • 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).


the name in Yakut.

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