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See also[edit]

The "See also" was placed as a level 2 header because it's a "see also" for both languages. Is it preferable to place two identical "see also"s as L3 headers, one under Mandarin and the other under Japanese? 22:44, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Possible etymology[edit]

Might this term derive from the Khotanese Saka "pili" (possibly meaning "tube")? 04:24, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Some Chinese lexicographers are claiming that this term derives from a Turkic word, bäri or beri. Is there any such term in any of the Turkic languages, referring to a double reed wind instrument of cylindrical bore? 05:50, 29 May 2016 (UTC)