Definitions of Manchu

n a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century

Type of:
any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family

n the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu

Type of:
Tungusic, Tungusic language
a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas

n 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

Ch'ing, Ch'ing dynasty, Manchu dynasty, Qing, Qing dynasty
Type of:
a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family