[mah-ree] /ˈmɑ ri/

noun, plural Maris (especially collectively) Mari 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.
[cher-uh-mis, -mees, cher-uh-mis, -mees] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɪs, -ˈmis, ˈtʃɛr əˌmɪs, -ˌmis/
noun, plural Cheremises (especially collectively) Cheremis.
/ˌtʃɛərəˈmɪs; -ˈmiːs; ˈtʃɛərəˌmɪs; -ˌmiːs/
(pl) -miss, -mis. a member of an Ugrian people of the Volga region, esp of the Mari El Republic
Also called Mari. the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
noun (pl) Mari, Maris
another name for Cheremiss

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