SYRYENIANS (also Sirianian, Syrjenian, Zyrenian, Zirianian, Zyrian and Zirian) , a tribe belonging to the
See also:Permian division of the eastern Finns . They are said to number about 85,000 on the west side of the Urals in the governments of
See also:Vologda and Archangel, and there are also about r000 on the Siberian side of the
See also:lower Ob . Their headquarters are at Ust-Ishma, at the junction of the Ishma and
See also:Pechora . Formerly they spread farther to the west . They are of moderate stature, blond, and
See also:grey-eyed, and more energetic and inclined to
See also:trade than most of the allied tribes . They were converted to
See also:Christianity about 1350 and their language was reduced to writing . They
See also:call themselves Komi and are not sharply distinguished from the tribes known as Permian, the
See also:languages being mutually intelligible . The archaeological remains in the governments of Perm and Vatyka called Chudish by Russians are probably Syryenian . A grammar of the language was published by Castren, and linguistic and other notices of the tribe are contained in the Journal de la societe finno-ougrienne, especially for 1903 .
SYRUP (0. Fr. ysserop, mod. sirop, Span. xarope, fo...
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