[ toong-goo-skuh; Russian toon-goo-skuh ]
/ tʊŋˈgu skə; Russian tunˈgu skə /
any of three tributaries of the Yenisei River in the central Russian Federation in Asia: the Lower Tunguska , 2,000 miles (3,220 km) long; the Upper Tunguska or the lower course of the Angara, 1,151 miles (1,855 km) long; and the Stony Tunguska , about 975 miles (1,570 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for Tunguska
/ (Russian tunˈɡuskə) /
any of three rivers in Russia, in central Siberia, all tributaries of the Yenisei: the Lower (Nizhnyaya) Tunguska 2690 km (1670 miles) long; the Stony (Podkamennaya) Tunguska 1550 km (960 miles) long; the Upper (Verkhnyaya) Tunguska which is the lower course of the Angara
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