Manchu

noun
Man·​chu | \ ˈman-(ˌ)chü How to pronounce Manchu (audio) , man-ˈ \
plural Manchu or Manchus

Definition of Manchu

1 : a member of an indigenous people of Manchuria who conquered China and established a dynasty there in 1644
2 : the Tungusic language of the Manchu people

Other Words from Manchu

Manchu adjective

First Known Use of Manchu

1697, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Manchu

ultimately from Manchu manju, a self-designation

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“Manchu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Manchu. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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