Pronunciation: (män'sē), [key]
—pl. -sis, (esp. collectively) -si for 1.
1. a member of a Uralic people now living in scattered settlements along western tributaries of the Ob River in Siberia, and known from historical records to have lived in northern European Russia.
2. the Ugric language of the Mansi, consisting of several highly divergent dialects. Also called Vogul.
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