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An ancient city on the west bank of the Euphrates, in Syria. Its period of greatest importance was from the late 19th to the mid 18th centuries bc; the vast palace of the last king, Zimri-Lim, has yielded an archive of 25,000 cuneiform tablets, which are the principal source for the history of northern Syria and Mesopotamia at that time.
1A member of a people of the central Volga valley in Russia.
- ‘This might eventually bring some Mari into the priesthood and make for a more defined missionary outreach to them.’
2[mass noun] The Uralic language of the Mari, which has two dialects with over 700,000 speakers in all.Formerly called Cheremis
Relating to the Mari or their language.
The name in Mari.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.