Definition of Tangut in English:


Line breaks: Tan¦gut
Pronunciation: /ˈtaŋguːt/

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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.


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  • Relating to the Tangut or their language.


apparently from Mongolian, from Chinese Dǎng Xiàng.

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