- a member of a Uralic people of northeastern European Russia.
- the Permic language of the Komi.
Also Zyryan, Zyryenian.
Origin of Komi
< Russian kómi (not declined) < Komi
[zeer-yuh n, -yahn]
Also Zyr·yen·i·an [zeer-yen-ee-uh n] /zɪərˈyɛn i ən/.
Origin of Zyryan
1885–90; < Russian zyryánin (plural zyryáne), Old Russian syryanin, seryanin, perhaps akin to Mansi saran a Komi
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- plural Komi or Komis a member of a Finno-Ugric people living chiefly in the Komi Republic, in the NW Urals
- the Finno-Ugric language of this people; Zyrian
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