Tungus

noun
Tun·​gus | \ tu̇ŋ-ˈgüz How to pronounce Tungus (audio) , tən- \
plural Tungus or Tunguses

Definition of Tungus

1 : a member of an indigenous people of central and southeastern Siberia
2 : the Tungusic language of the Tungus people

First Known Use of Tungus

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Tungus

Russian

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“Tungus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tungus. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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