Mari

[ mah-ree ]
/ ˈmɑ ri /

noun, plural Ma·ris, (especially collectively) Ma·ri for 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.
the Finnic language of the Mari.

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Also called Cheremis, Cheremiss.

Origin of Mari

< Russian mári (not declined) < Mari marij Mari, man
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British Dictionary definitions for mari

Mari
/ (ˈmɑːrɪ) /

noun plural Mari or Maris

another name for Cheremiss
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