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.

Origin of Mari

< Russian mári (not declined) < Mari marij Mari, man

Also called Cheremis, Cheremiss. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural Mari or Maris

another name for Cheremiss
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