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(native name Mari), people of the eastern Finnish group, living principally in the basin of the Middle Volga to the north-east of Ḳazan in the Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Maris as well as in the neighbouring territories: A.S.S.R. of Tātārstān and of Bas̲h̲kiria, regions ( oblast ’) of Gorki, of Kirov and of Sverdlovsk of the R.S.F.S.R. The total number of Čeremiss reached 481,300 in 1939; they are divided into three distinct groups by their dialects and their material culture. The Čeremiss of the plains ( lugovi̊e ) live on the left bank of the Volga, those of the highlands ( gor…

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Quelquejay, Ch., “Čeremiss”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1604>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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