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Komi

[koh-mee] /ˈkoʊ mi/
noun, plural Komis (especially collectively) Komi for 1.
1.
a member of a Uralic people of northeastern European Russia.
2.
the Permic language of the Komi.
Also, Zyryan, Zyryenian.
Origin
< Russian kómi (not declined) < Komi

Zyryan

[zeer-yuh n, -yahn] /ˈzɪər yən, -yɑn/
noun, plural Zyryans (especially collectively) Zyryan.
1.
Komi.
Also, Zyryenian
[zeer-yen-ee-uh n] /zɪərˈyɛn i ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-90; < Russian zyryánin (plural zyryáne), Old Russian syryanin, seryanin, perhaps akin to Mansi saran a Komi
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Komi

/ˈkəʊmɪ/
noun
1.
(pl) Komi, Komis. 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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Komi

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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