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Proto-Altaic: *kábó
Meaning: enclosure
Russian meaning: огороженное место
Mongolian: *keji-d
Tungus-Manchu: *kaba-
Korean: *kòbắr
Japanese: *kámpiá
Comments: The root is rather difficult to distinguish from *k`ăp`ù 'barrier'. There also exists MJ kòfòrì 'district, county' - which is considered by most authors a loanword from MKor. kò'ắr ( = kòwắr), see e.g. JLTT 457; the loan must have occurred already after the merger of -f- ( < *-p-) and -w- in Japanese, which can explain the orthography.

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