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Proto-Altaic: *ki̯aka ( ~ -k`-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: shell
Russian meaning: раковина
Tungus-Manchu: *kiaK-ta / -ikta
Japanese: *kàkî
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 293. A Tung.-Jpn. isogloss; seems quite reliable (linking the Jpn. form with Kor. kur by Martin 238 should be rejected).

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