ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ

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Manchu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown.

According to official histories from the Qing dynasty, Nurhaci, a military leader of the Jurchens of Northeast China and founder of what became the Qing dynasty, named his tribe after Sanskrit मञ्जुश्री (mañjuśrī, Manjushri) as the Manchus.[1] The name is from मञ्जु (mañju, gentle) + श्री (śrī, glory). Also compare Chinese 文殊 (Manjushri).

Some other theories exist; see Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg 满族#族名来源 on the Chinese Wikipedia.Wikipedia zh

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Noun[edit]

ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠ (manju) (plural ᠮᠠᠨᠵᡠᠰᠠ)

  1. (collective) Manchu, Manchus (people)
  2. Manchu (person)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Agui (1988) 满洲源流考 (the Origin of Manchus)[1], Liaoning Nationality Publishing House, →ISBN