The Tungusic languages (also known as Manchu-Tungus, Tungus) are spoken in Eastern Siberia and Manchuria. Some linguists consider them to be part of the Altaic languages but many others do not think so.
|Linguistic classification:||possibly Altaic (controversial)|
Many Tungusic languages are in danger, and the long-term future of the family is uncertain.
- Evenki (obsolete: Tungus), spoken by Ewenkis in central Siberia and northeastern China and
- Even (Lamut) of eastern Siberia
These languages can be considered dialects or related languages of Evenki:
- Southwest Tungusic (or the Jurchen-Manchu group)
Jurchen-Manchu (Jurchen and Manchu are simply different stages of the same language).
- Ethnologue entry for Tungus languages
- Kane, Daniel. The Sino-Jurchen Vocabulary of the Bureau of Interpreters. Indiana University Uralic and Altaic Series, Volume 153. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 1989.