- Komi peoples
Infobox Ethnic group
poptime=400,000 (both groups)
Russia, largely located in the Komi Republic, Perm Krai, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Arkhangelsk Oblast, and Murmansk Oblast.
Russian Orthodoxy, Shamanism
Udmurts, other Finno-Permic peoples
Komi (obsolete: Komi-Zyrians) live in the
Komi Republic, Perm Krai, Murmansk Oblast, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugof Russia. Their Northernmost subgroup is also known as the Komi-Izhemtsy (from the name of the river Izhma) or Iz'vataz. This group is distinct for its more traditional, strongly subsistence based economy which includes reindeerhusbandry. Komi-Permyaks live in Perm Krai( Komi-Yazvasgroup) and Kirov Oblast( Upper-Kama Komigroup) of Russia.
Komi languages are written with the Russian alphabet, adding two extra letters: Іі and Ӧӧ. Until the 17th century, they used the Old Permic alphabet, sometimes called Abur, introduced by Saint Stephen of Permin the 14th century.
They may have been much more widespread in the past. Scandinavians knew of prosperous
Bjarmianswho were settled in the area of modern Arkhangelsk. A medieval Komi state was known as Great Perm.
They were classified under the title Zyrian as a "Narodnost" in the
First All Union Census of the Soviet Unionin 1926.
* cite journal
last = Tsypanov
first = Evgenii
year = 2001
month = March
title = Language and ethnic mobilization among the Komi in the post-Soviet period
volume = 29
issue = 1
pages = 109–128
* [http://www.infoe.de/home/Weltbank/Russia+-++Komi-Izhemtsy+against++World+Bank/ Komi-Izhemtsy against World Bank]
* [http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:Qcln7I1oiyUJ:adoptaenrusia2.iespana.es/regiones/--komi-permiak-kudymar/--mas%2520informacion%2520de%2520komi.doc+Komi-Izhemtsy&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=7&client=firefox-a Komi]
* [http://www.suri.ee/inf/pekok.html Komi Permyak (in language Komi-Permyak)]
* [http://www.suri.ee/inf/pekoi.html Komi Permyak ]
* [http://www.suri.ee/inf/pekov.html Komi Permyak ]
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