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Proto-Altaic: *mańu(k`V)
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: a k. of fish
Russian meaning: вид рыбы
Turkic: *bańak-
Mongolian: *munig
Tungus-Manchu: *māńgu / *mańma
Korean: *mǝ̀ijùkí
Japanese: *mùná(n)kí
Comments: Cf. also Kalm. manǯǝ(g) zaɣǝsn 'Plötze; Kaulbarsch' (KW 255, 256); WMong. montuwqai, Khalkha montōxoi 'a k. of fish', maj 'herring'. Like in many other fish names, there are phonetic problems, probably due to interdialectal borrowing.

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