The Manchu people (Simplified: 满族; Traditional: 滿族; Hanyu pinyin: Mǎnzú) are an ethnic group of Altaic origin. Most of them live in the north-east of modern day China. Historically, they were notorious for their barbarianism. The Manchus were also the last ruling dynasty of imperial China, as the Qing Dynasty.
The Manchus also have their own language, a member of the Tungusic subfamily of the Altaic languages. The language is nearly extinct, with only around 80 speakers, mostly elderly, of the language. It is written in a script very similar to the classical Mongolian script, written vertically from left to right.