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
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Origin and Etymology of cheremis
Russian Cheremis, from Old Russian Čermisy, probably from Chuvash Śarmîś
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