- a family of languages spoken or formerly spoken in Manchuria and central and SE Siberia, including Manchu, Evenki, Even, and languages of the Amur River region, as Nanay.
- of or relating to Tungusic or its speakers.
Origin of Tungusic
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Of all members of the Tungusic family the Manchus alone can be called a historical people.Man, Past and Present
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- a branch or subfamily of the Altaic family of languages, including Tungus and Manchu
- of or relating to these languages or their speakers
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