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Cheremis

[cher-uh-mis, -mees, cher-uh-mis, -mees] /ˌtʃɛr əˈmɪs, -ˈmis, ˈtʃɛr əˌmɪs, -ˌmis/
noun, plural Cheremises (especially collectively) Cheremis.
1.
Mari.
Also, Cheremiss.
Origin
< Russian cheremís, earlier cheremísin, Old Russian (plural) chermisy, probably < Chuvash śarmîs, śarmîś Mari
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Cheremiss

/ˌtʃɛərəˈmɪs; -ˈmiːs; ˈtʃɛərəˌmɪs; -ˌmiːs/
noun
1.
(pl) -miss, -mis. a member of an Ugrian people of the Volga region, esp of the Mari El Republic
2.
Also called Mari. the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family
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