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Noun: Manchu  man'choo
  1. 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
    - Qing, Qing dynasty, Ch'ing, Ch'ing dynasty, Manchu dynasty
  2. The Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu
  3. A member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century

Derived forms: Manchus

Type of: dynasty, Tungusic, Tungusic language

Encyclopedia: Manchu