Meaning of Manchu

Man•chu

Pronunciation: (man-ch'), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -chus, -chu,
—n.
  1. a member of a Tungusic people of Manchuria who conquered China in the 17th century and established a dynasty there (or1644–1912).
  2. a Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Manchu, their country, or their language.
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