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Manchu

[ man-choo ]
/ mænˈtʃu /
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noun, plural Man·chus, (especially collectively) Man·chu.
a member of a Tungusic people of Manchuria who conquered China in the 17th century and established a dynasty there (Manchu dynasty, or Ch'ing dynasty 1644–1912).
a Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu.
adjective
of or relating to the Manchu, their country, or their language.
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British Dictionary definitions for Manchu

Manchu
/ (mænˈtʃuː) /

noun
plural -chus or -chu a member of a Mongoloid people of Manchuria who conquered China in the 17th century, establishing an imperial dynasty that lasted until 1912
the language of this people, belonging to the Tungusic branch of the Altaic family
adjective
Also: Ching of or relating to the dynasty of the Manchus

Word Origin for Manchu

from Manchu, literally: pure
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