- An ancient city on the western bank of the Euphrates River in Syria. Its period of greatest importance was late 19th-mid-18th centuries bc; the vast palace of the last king, Zimri-Lin, 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.
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noun (plural same or Maris)
- 2 [mass noun] The Uralic language of the Mari, which has two dialects with over 700,000 speakers in all. Formerly called Cheremis.
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the name in Mari.