Tun·​gu·​sic tu̇ŋ-ˈgü-zik How to pronounce Tungusic (audio)
: a family of Altaic languages spoken in Manchuria and northward
Tungusic adjective

Examples of Tungusic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Japonic, Koreanic, Mongolic, Tungusic, and Turkic languages were traced to Neolithic millet farmers who lived near the West Liao River. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Tungusic was in 1864

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“Tungusic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tungusic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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