Tungan

noun

Tun·​gan
(ˈ)təŋ¦gän,
(ˈ)tu̇ŋ-
variants or less commonly Dungan
(ˈ)də-,
(ˈ)du̇-
plural Tungan or Tungans also Dungan or Dungans
1
a
: a people of Turkestan found also in large numbers in Kansu Province and the Sining region of Chinghai Province in northwest China
b
: a member of such people
2
: the language of the Tungan people

Word History

Etymology

German Tunganen, Dunganen, from Jagatai Döngan, probably from dönmek to convert

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“Tungan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tungan. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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