Cheremis

noun
Cher·​e·​mis
variants: or Cheremiss \ ¦cherə¦mis , -​mēs \
plural Cheremis or Cheremises or Cheremiss or Cheremisses

Definition of Cheremis

1 : one of a Finnish people of eastern Russia that are farmers and forest dwellers in the Mari and Bashkir republics of the U.S.S.R.

called also Mari

2 : the Finno-Ugric language of the Cheremis people

History and Etymology for Cheremis

Russian Cheremis, from Old Russian Čermisy, probably from Chuvash Śarmîś

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“Cheremis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheremis. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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