variants or less commonly Dungan
plural Tungan or Tungans also Dungan or Dungans
: a people of Turkestan found also in large numbers in Kansu Province and the Sining region of Chinghai Province in northwest China
: a member of such people
: the language of the Tungan people

Word History


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 27 May. 2024.

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