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Proto-Altaic: *k`ori
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: hill; embankment, boundary
Russian meaning: холм; насыпь, межа
Turkic: *Korum
Mongolian: *küri
Tungus-Manchu: *xurē
Korean: *kòráŋ
Japanese: *kùrùa (~ -ruâ)
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 291. The comparison seems satisfactory (the Jpn.-Kor. link see in Kanezawa 47); an alternative Austronesian etymology of the Jpn. word, however, can be found in Kawamoto 1977, 33. Cf. also Mong. kürmen 'basalt'.

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