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Manchu
ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ ᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ manju gisun
Native tae China
Region Heilongjiang
Ethnicity 10.7 million Manchus (2000 census)
Native speakers
18 (2007)[1]
Tungusic
  • Soothren
    • Manchu group
      • Manchu
Dialects
Manchu alphabet (Mongolian script)
Leid codes
ISO 639-2 mnc
ISO 639-3 mnc
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Manchu (Manchu: ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ
ᡤᡳᠰᡠᠨ
manju gisun) is an endangered Tungusic leid spoken in Northeast Cheenae; it uised tae be the native leid o the Manchu, tho nou maist Manchus speak Mandarin Cheenese an thare are fewer nor 70 native an semi-speakers o Manchu oot o a tot o nearly 10 million ethnic Manchus. Altho the Xibe leid, wi 40,000 speakers, is in almaist every respect identical tae Manchu, Xibe speakers, who live in far wastren Xinjiang, are ethnically distinct frae Manchus.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/16/world/asia/16iht-manchu.4935046.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  2. Ma, Yin: Die nationalen Minderheiten in China, p. 250. Verlag für fremdsprachige Literatur, Beijing, 1990, ISBN 7-119-00010-1.