Formerly known as the Tungus or Tunguz, the Evenks are an Indigenous People of central and eastern Siberia, Mongolia, and Inner Mongolia.
In addition to the general name, the Evenk (or Evenki, which means simply “person” or “people”) also identify themselves by the names of their clans.
In Russia, the Evenks are recognized as one of the Indigenous peoples of the Russian North, with a population of roughly 35,500 people. In China, the Evenki are one of 56 Indigenous Peoples recognized by the People’s Republic of China, with a population of 30,500.
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