Tungan

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

Dungan

\(ˈ)də-, (ˈ)du̇-\

Definition of Tungan

plural

Tungan

or

Tungans

also

Dungan

or

Dungans

  1. 1a :  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. 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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