The Manchu people emerged from hunting tribes in the forests of what is now northeastern China, Russia’s far east and North Korea. Photo: Getty Images
The Manchu people emerged from hunting tribes in the forests of what is now northeastern China, Russia’s far east and North Korea. Photo: Getty Images
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‘This job is urgent’: Chinese team hopes AI can save Manchu language from extinction

  • Researchers in northeast China are developing technology to recognise and speak the language of Qing dynasty rulers
  • Fewer than 100 people – all of them elderly residents of remote villages – are fluent in Manchu today

The Manchu people emerged from hunting tribes in the forests of what is now northeastern China, Russia’s far east and North Korea. Photo: Getty Images
The Manchu people emerged from hunting tribes in the forests of what is now northeastern China, Russia’s far east and North Korea. Photo: Getty Images
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