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Reading Hill Mari through Meadow Mari

Kuryk_mari_EngDear friends, colleagues, readers, and students, our second (of four) scheduled publications this year is now ready to be downloaded: “Reading Hill Mari through Meadow Mari”. This 400-page book introduces the second literary standard of Mari (used by less than 10% of Maris, but nonetheless the working language of a vibrant culture and literature) to students and scholars already acquainted with Meadow Mari, the dominant literary standard of Mari that is now quite accessible via various materials we have published on our website, omj.mari-language.com. Continue reading


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Mari naive artist Nikolay Almanov

Nikolay Almanov was born in the village of Zapolnye Pertnury in the Hill-Mari district of the Republic of Mari El in 1953.

After high school, Almanov entered the Kozmodemyansk Art School. In 1984, he graduated from the Yoshkar-Ola Art College. Continue reading

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