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Proto-Altaic: *ki̯umo
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: sand, dust
Russian meaning: песок, пыль
Turkic: *Kum
Mongolian: *kumaki
Tungus-Manchu: *küme
Comments: Poppe 68. A Western isogloss. Mong. cannot be explained as a Turk. loanword, despite TMN 3, 508-509, Щербак 1997, 143 (conversely, late Turkic forms like Oyr., Kaz. qumaq etc. are evidently < Mong.).

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