Mari is a language spoken in the Mari El Republic, which is located in the Volga Region of Russia. It is considered to be a Finno-Ugric language, and is closely related to Udmurt and Komi. There are approximately 1.2 million speakers of Mari, which makes it the 8th most spoken language in Russia. The Mari alphabet is based on the Cyrillic alphabet, and the language has been written in Cyrillic since the 18th century. Mari is a language with a rich history and culture. The Mari people have their own unique traditions and customs, which are reflected in their language. For example, the Mari language has a special way of referring to family members. There are different words for “father”, “mother”, “son”, and “daughter” depending on whether the speaker is referring to their own family, or someone else’s. This reflects the importance of family in Mari culture. The Mari language is also known for its unique sound. It has a lot of vowel sounds, and the stress is always on the first syllable of a word. This can make Mari sound very musical, and it has been described as “singing”. Mari is a fascinating language with a lot to offer. It is an important part of the cultural heritage of the Mari people, and is a unique and interesting way to communicate.

Language group

Finno-Ugrian languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Mari, Russia, Cyrillic
Mari, Cyrillic