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- proper n. A member of a Finno-Ugric people who live in the northwest Urals, Zyrians.
- proper n. The Finno-Ugric language spoken by these people.
- proper n. Republic of Russia, officially - Komi Republic.
- n. A member of this people.
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- n. a member of a Finnish people living in the northwestern Urals in Russia
- n. the Finnic language spoken by the Komi
Komi an endonym, used by the Finno-Permic Komi people to refer to themselves. It has been compared to Uralic terms for "man" or "human", such as Samoyed qum. An alternative explanation derives it from the name of the River Kama (see K. Redei in R. Khanam (ed.), Encyclopaedic ethnography of Middle-East and Central Asia, vol. 1, 2005, p. 451). (Wiktionary)