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Proto-Altaic: *si̯únŋu ( ~ z-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: island, shallow place
Russian meaning: остров, отмель
Mongolian: *sinaɣa-
Tungus-Manchu: *suŋnī-
Japanese: *súná
Comments: The meaning 'shallow place' explains the semantic developments ( > 'island', 'sand'; 'tussock in a swamp').

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