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Tungus

[ toong-gooz ]
/ tʊŋˈguz /
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noun, plural Tun·gus·es, (especially collectively) Tun·gus.

any member of a Tungusic-speaking people.

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Origin of Tungus

1620–30; ≪ Russian tungús, probably <Tatar, a formation with the Turkic suffix *-guz, used in ethnic names; identity of 1st element obscure
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British Dictionary definitions for Tungus

Tungus
/ (ˈtʊŋɡʊs) /

noun

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
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