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Mari

[mah-ree] /ˈmɑ ri/
noun, plural Maris (especially collectively) Mari for 1.
1.
a member of a Uralic people living in scattered communities north of Cheboksary and Kazan in European Russia, mainly in the Mari Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
2.
the Finnic language of the Mari.
Also called Cheremis, Cheremiss.
Origin of Mari
< Russian mári (not declined) < Mari marij Mari, man

Cheremis

or Cheremiss

[cher-uh-mis, -mees, cher-uh-mis, -mees] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɪs, -ˈmis, ˈtʃɛr əˌmɪs, -ˌmis/
noun, plural Cheremises (especially collectively) Cheremis.
1.
Mari.
Origin
< Russian cheremís, earlier cheremísin, Old Russian (plural) chermisy, probably < Chuvash śarmîs, śarmîś Mari
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Cheremiss

/ˌtʃɛərəˈmɪs; -ˈmiːs; ˈtʃɛərəˌmɪs; -ˌmiːs/
noun
1.
(pl) -miss, -mis. a member of an Ugrian people of the Volga region, esp of the Mari El Republic
2.
Also called Mari. the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family

Mari

/ˈmɑːrɪ/
noun (pl) Mari, Maris
1.
another name for Cheremiss
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