- any member of a Tungusic-speaking people.
Origin of Tungus
Examples from the Web for tungus
Historical Examples of tungus
But the great bulk of the Tungus nation are still Shamanists.
Yet I too am a Tungus;—what would anyone gain from my accursed debts?Tales by Polish Authors
In southern and central Manchuria were remnants of the Tungus Juchên.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
Sometimes a wizard expects no fee unless he is successful, as among the Tungus, Yakut and Buryats.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions
Daur is, in fact, the name applied by the Buryats to all the Tungus peoples of the Amur basin.
- plural -guses or -gus a member of a formerly nomadic Mongoloid people of E Siberia
- Also called: Evenki the language of this people, belonging to the Tungusic branch of the Altaic family