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Manchu

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noun Man·chu \ˈman-(ˌ)chü, man-ˈ\

Definition of Manchu

plural

Manchu

or

Manchus

  1. 1 :  a member of an indigenous people of Manchuria who conquered China and established a dynasty there in 1644

  2. 2 :  the Tungusic language of the Manchu people

Manchu

adjective


Origin and Etymology of manchu

ultimately from Manchu manju, a self-designation


First Known Use: 1697


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