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Proto-Altaic: *kàru ( ~ k`-)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: black
Russian meaning: черный
Turkic: *Kara
Mongolian: *kara
Japanese: *kùruà-
Comments: EAS 107, Владимирцов 324, ОСНЯ 1, 338, АПиПЯЯ 54-55, 73, 103-104, 274. Despite TMN 3, 427, Щербак 1997, 134, there is no need to regard the Mong. word as borrowed from Turkic (although it is not excluded).

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