Definition of Tungusic in English:

Tungusic

adjective

  • Relating to a small family of Altaic languages of Siberia and northern China.

    • ‘The Korean Peninsula was first populated by peoples of a Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic language family, who migrated from the northwestern regions of Asia.’
    • ‘Korean is considered part of the Tungusic branch of the Altaic group of the Ural-Altaic language family.’
    • ‘The word comes to us through Russian, from the Tungusic saman.’
    • ‘They are the ethnic descendants of a Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic family.’

noun

  • The Tungusic family of languages collectively.

Pronunciation:

Tungusic

/təNGˈɡo͝osik/