Tungusic


Tungusic
Tungusic [toon go͞o′zik, toon go͞o′sik]
n.
a family of languages, belonging to the Altaic language group, spoken in central and NE Asia and including Tungus and Manchu
adj.
of these languages, the peoples that speak them, or their cultures

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Tungusic — Tun*gus ic, a. Of or pertaining to the Tunguses; as, the Tungusic dialects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tungusic — n. family of Altaic languages spoken in the north regions of the People s Republic of China and in Mongolia and neighboring areas n. member of the people who speaks a language in the Tungusic family adj. of or pertaining to Tungusic or to the… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Tungusic — noun 1. any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family • Hypernyms: ↑Altaic • Hyponyms: ↑Tungus, ↑Evenk, ↑Manchu 2. a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tungusic — noun Date: 1864 a family of Altaic languages spoken in Manchuria and northward • Tungusic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tungusic — /toong gooh zik/, n. 1. a family of languages spoken or formerly spoken in Manchuria and central and SE Siberia, including Manchu, Evenki, Even, and languages of the Amur River region, as Nanay. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Tungusic or its… …   Universalium

  • Tungusic — Tun•gus•ic [[t]tʊŋˈgu zɪk[/t]] n. 1) peo a family of languages spoken or formerly spoken in Manchuria and central and SE Siberia, including Manchu and Evenki 2) peo of or pertaining to Tungusic or its speakers …   From formal English to slang

  • Tungusic — /tʊŋˈgʊsɪk/ (say toong goosik) noun 1. a branch of the Altaic family of languages spoken in central and eastern Siberia and Manchuria. –adjective 2. belonging to or relating to the Tunguses, a people living in eastern Siberia, or to Tungusic.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tungusic — 1. noun A language family spoken in Inner Mongolia and parts of Siberia 2. adjective Of or pertaining to this language or its speakers …   Wiktionary

  • Tungusic — [tʊŋ gu:sɪk] noun a small family of Altaic languages of Siberia and northern China …   English new terms dictionary

  • tungusic — tun·gu·sic …   English syllables


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