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Proto-Altaic: *di̯ā́no ( ~ *di̯ṓne)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: flat surface, land
Russian meaning: плоская поверхность, суша
Turkic: *jān
Mongolian: *denǯi
Tungus-Manchu: *dunse
Comments: A Western isogloss. The meaning 'side' in Turkic is easily deducible from 'land' (cf. Russ. страна - сторона).

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