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[ih-weng-kee, ih-veng-]
noun, plural E·ven·kis, (especially collectively) E·ven·ki for 1.
  1. a member of a Siberian people living mainly in the Yakut Autonomous Republic, Khabarovsk territory, and Evenki National District in the Russian Federation.
  2. the Tungusic language spoken by the Evenki.
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Origin of Evenki

< Russian ėvénki < Evenki əwənkī self-designation used by various local groups of Evenki
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British Dictionary definitions for evenki


  1. plural Evenki a Tungus people of E Siberia
  2. the language of this people
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