Manchu



[man-choo] /mænˈtʃu/

noun, plural Manchus (especially collectively) Manchu.
1.
a member of a Tungusic people of Manchuria who conquered China in the 17th century and established a dynasty there (Manchu dynasty, or Ch’ing, 1644–1912).
2.
a Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Manchu, their country, or their language.
/mænˈtʃuː/
noun
1.
(pl) -chus, -chu. a member of a Mongoloid people of Manchuria who conquered China in the 17th century, establishing an imperial dynasty that lasted until 1912
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Tungusic branch of the Altaic family
adjective
3.
Also Ching. of or relating to the dynasty of the Manchus

1650s, member of Tungusic race of Manchuria which conquered China in 1644 and remained its ruling class until the Revolution of 1912. From Manchu, literally “pure,” name of the tribe descended from the Nu-chen Tartars.

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