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Hill Mari language

Hill Mari
Кырык мары йӹлмӹ Kyryk mary jÿlmÿ
Native to Russia
Region Mari El (Gornomariysky, Yurinsky, Kilemarsky districts)
Native speakers
ca. 40,000  (2010)[1]
(10% of all Mari)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 mrj

Hill Mari or Western Mari (Мары йӹлмӹ) is a language spoken in the Gornomariysky, Yurinsky and Kilemarsky districts of Mari El, Russia. It is a Uralic language related to Meadow Mari, although the two dialects are not mutually intelligible. It is written using the Hill Mari Cyrillic script and is co-official with Russian and Meadow Mari in the Mari El Republic.


А а Ӓ ӓ Б б В в Г г Д д Е е Ё ё
Ж ж З з И и Й й К к Л л М м Н н
О о Ӧ ӧ П п Р р С с Т т У у Ӱ ӱ
Ф ф Х х Ц ц Ч ч Ш ш Щ щ Ъ ъ Ы ы
Ӹ ӹ Ь ь Э э Ю ю Я я      


  • Юадаров К. Г. Горномарийский язык: (учебное пособие для учителей родного языка, студентов). Йошкар-Ола, 1997.
  • Саваткова А. А. Словарь горного наречия марийского языка. Йошкар-Ола, 1981.
  • Шорин В. С., Маро-русский словарь горного наречия, Казань, 1920;
  • Коведяева, Е. И. "Горномарийский вариант литературного марийского языка", Языки мира: Уральские языки. Moscow, 1993: 164-173.


  1. ^ Jansen & Tol, 2002, Language Death and Language Maintenance

External links

  • Pictures of Gornomariysky District (Russian)

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