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Proto-Altaic: *ŋi̯ōle
Nostratic: Nostratic
Meaning: red, pink; yellow
Russian meaning: красный, розовый; желтый
Turkic: *Āl
Mongolian: *öle
Tungus-Manchu: *ŋule-
Korean: *nùrɨ́-
Japanese: *mùrà-sákì
Comments: АПиПЯЯ 297. Turk. > Mong. al (KW 6, Щербак 1997, 97). The Jpn. parallel is quite convincing, despite a mismatch in tone (probably distorted in a long compound).

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