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Proto-Tungus-Manchu: *bońa
Altaic etymology: Altaic etymology
Meaning: a big monkey
Russian meaning: большая обезьяна
Spoken Manchu: moni 'monkey' (2212); boni 'year of the monkey' (2724)
Literary Manchu: bońo, mońo
Jurchen: bo-noŋ (151)
Comments: ТМС 1, 94, 545. The secondarily nasalized Manchu form mońo was borrowed in Sol., Oroch, Ud., Ul., Nan. mońo and Dag. (Тод. Даг. 155) mońō 'monkey', Kh. mońō `male young of monkey'.

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