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Mari

[mah-ree]
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noun, plural Ma·ris, (especially collectively) Ma·ri 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.
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Origin of Mari

< Russian mári (not declined) < Mari marij Mari, man
Also called Cheremis, Cheremiss.
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Mari

noun plural Mari or Maris
  1. another name for Cheremiss
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