- 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.
Origin of Mari
Examples from the Web for mari
Contemporary Examples of mari
“The older children who starved gave their food to the younger ones,” said Mari.Soviet-Style Sexual Politics Returns
May 19, 2014
Proving that Russian food is more than borscht, Mari Vanna in Dupont is cozy and offers hearty food that will fill you right up.A Local’s Guide to D.C. During the Holidays
December 18, 2013
Historical Examples of mari
This proves that Trundle was the mari de la femme, with no will of his own.Pickwickian Studies
It was something to boast of that the proud Mari' Anto' had heard him through.The Immortal
The living-room, where Mari had been working, was large and high.
This is what Mari's great-grandma had believed, and was she not a sensible woman?
Mari's people, however, never thought of its being uncomfortable.
- another name for Cheremiss