北狄

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Chinese[edit]

north barbarians; name of a tribe
simp. and trad.
(北狄)
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Etymology[edit]

From (běi, “northern”) + (, “a former ethnic group living to China's north in ancient times”)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

北狄

  1. Northern Barbarians (a term used during dynastic China to refer to non-Chinese ethnic groups to China's north)

See also[edit]

  • 南蠻南蛮 (Nánmán, “southern barbarians”)
  • 西戎 (xīróng, “western barbarians”)
  • 東夷东夷 (dōngyí, “eastern barbarians”)