Mari, Hill

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Cheremis, Gorno-Mariy, High Mari, Mari-Hills, Western Mari
Population

30,000 (2012 T. Salminen).

Location

Mariy-El Republic, south of the Volga; Nizhegorodskaya Oblast’.

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Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Kozymodemyan, Yaran. Lexical, phonological, and morphological differences with Meadow Mari [mhr]. A member of macrolanguage Mari [chm].

Language Use

Includes a few child speakers. Also use Meadow Mari [mhr], Russian [rus].

Language Development
NT: 1827.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Christian, traditional religion.