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Noun1.Cheremis - a member of a rural Finnish people living in eastern Russia
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Soviet Russia, Russia - formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
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2.Cheremis - the Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis
Volgaic - a group of Finnic languages spoken around the Volga river
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It contained an order to send delegates to Moscow, <<and of all sorts of people, and of the Tartars, and of the Chuvash, and of the Cheremis (Mari) and of the Votyaks (Udmurts) to send to Moscow as many people as one should>> (23).
Sebeok, Thomas 1964 'The structure and content of Cheremis charms', in: Dell Hymes (ed.
e) 'pottery' in Sinitic; 'clay' in Finnic [~ Finno-Ugric]; (2) 8015 [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (geng/canh/ET:kundA-/FI:kynta-) 'to plough' in Sinitic and Finnic [~ Cheremis kuncas 'to dig']; (3) 8CE3 [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (mai/mai/ET:muu-/FI:myy-) 'to sell' in Sinitic and Finnic [~ Uralic].
Cheremis, "Effect of extremely high frequency electromagnetic radiation of low intensity on parameters of humoral immunity in healthy mice," Biofizika.
Harva spent the summers of 1911, 1912, and 1913 with respectively the Votiaks (Votyaks or Udmurt, their indigenous ethnonym), a Permian-speaking nation in the Urals, in the Siberian Arctic, and among the Cheremis (Marl, a Volgic-speaking nation in the great bend of the Volga), to extend his knowledge beyond the Finnish groups he already had studied.
For the sake of brevity and also because the given problem does not require an analysis of the full paradigm of the prohibitive in Cheremis we treat here only the 2Sg forms.
Kazan was politically brittle, in that there were cultural and religious divisions between its Finno-Ugric rural population (Chuvash, Mordvin, Cheremis, Votiaks) and its Muslim Tatar nobility, as well as factional polarizations within the latter.
In addition to the description of their customs and way of life, linguistic information is also provided about the people (it is known that one of the informants was the Mordvin Nikon): Witsen established well ahead of his time that the Mordvin and the Cheremis people are linguistically related (and he compared this relatedness to that of the Low and High German people).
1961, An Eastern Cheremis Manual, Bloomington--The Hague (UAS 5).