Cheremis

noun Cher·e·mis \¦cherə¦mis, -mēs\
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Cheremiss

\¦cherə¦mis, -mēs\

Definition of Cheremis

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Cheremis

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Cheremises

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Cheremiss

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Cheremisses

  1. 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. 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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