Definitions of Manchu
  1. noun
    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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    type of:
    any member of a people speaking a language in the Tungusic family
  2. noun
    the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu
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    type of:
    Tungusic, Tungusic language
    a family of Altaic languages spoken in Mongolia and neighboring areas
  3. noun
    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
    synonyms: Ch'ing, Ch'ing dynasty, Manchu dynasty, Qing, Qing dynasty
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    type of:
    a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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