Of or relating to an Ugrian people of western Siberia, formerly called Vogul or their language.
1A member of the Mansi people.
2Their language, forming with Khanty the Ob-Ugrian language group.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Latham (1812–1888), ethnologist and philologist. From Russian mansi (indeclinable; formerly also in plural forms man′si, manzy) from Mansi mańś, mańśi, mänči, self-designation, lit. ‘man, humanity’; cognate with Magyar [adjective].