Definition of Tungus in English:

Tungus

Pronunciation: /ˈtʊŋʊs//tʊŋˈɡuːs/

noun

  • 1A member of the northern Evenki people of Siberia.

    • ‘The shaman - chief of the Tungus people - closed off the region, regarding it as ‘enchanted.’’
    • ‘When a Tungus shaman, held captive by Matula, is murdered, blame immediately falls on the newcomer.’
    1. 1.1
      older term for evenki (the language)

Origin

The name in Yakut.

Pronunciation:

Tungus

/ˈtʊŋʊs//tʊŋˈɡuːs/