Non-Sinitic Languages of Northeast China
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North-East China, or Manchuria (Mǎnzhōu 滿洲, from the ethnonym Manju ‘Manchu’), is one of the non-Chinese regions that have participated in the formation of Greater China as a historical, political and cultural entity. The current union of Manchuria with the Chinese state dates back only to the Manchu Empire of the Qīng (1644–1911), which actually lost the northern and eastern parts of historical Manchuria to Russia (1858–1860). Between the W…

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Juha JANHUNEN, “Non-Sinitic Languages of Northeast China”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000293>
First published online: 2015



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