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Proto-Altaic: *č`aŋo
Meaning: people, gathering
Russian meaning: народ, собрание
Mongolian: *čiɣul-
Tungus-Manchu: *čaŋit
Korean: *č(j)ōŋ
Japanese: *tami
Comments: Jpn. and Mong. suggest that the original meaning was "people, public gathering"; in TM and Kor. the root shifted the meaning to "foreign people" > (TM) "enemies, robbers", (Kor.) "slave(s)".

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