Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu
  2. (noun, group) the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
  3. (noun, person) a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century

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Alternate forms of Manchu

Hypernyms: dynasty, tungusic, tungusic language

Origin of the word Manchu

  1. 1655, member of Tungusic race of Manchuria, which conquered China in 1644 and remained its ruling class until the Revolution of 1912. From Manchu, lit. "pure," name of the tribe descended from the Nu-chen Tartars. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Manchu

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