noun, plural Komis (especially collectively) Komi for 1.
a member of a Uralic people of northeastern European Russia.
the Permic language of the Komi.
Also, Zyryan, Zyryenian.

< Russian kómi (not declined) < Komi

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Komi (ˈkəʊmɪ)
n , Komi, Komis
1.  a member of a Finno-Ugric people living chiefly in the Komi Republic, in the NW Urals
2.  the Finno-Ugric language of this people; Zyrian

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a Permic-speaking people living mainly between the Pechora and Vychegda rivers, southeast of the White Sea, in the northern European area of Russia. They speak a Permic language of the Finno-Ugric branch of the Uralic family

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