Tungan

noun Tun·gan \ (ˈ)təŋ¦gän , (ˈ)tu̇ŋ- \
variants: or less commonly Dungan \(ˈ)də-, (ˈ)du̇-\

Definition of Tungan

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

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Origin and Etymology of tungan

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


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