Komi peoples

The Komi (Komi: комияс, romanized: komijas also комі-войтир, komi-vojtyr, also called Komi-Zyryans or Zyryans, are an indigenous Permian ethnic group whose homeland is in the northeast of European Russia around the basins of the Vychegda, Pechora and Kama rivers. They mostly reside in the Komi Republic, Perm Krai, Murmansk Oblast, Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in the Russian Federation.

Komi people photographed in 2006 in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug
Total population
approx. 553,000 (2002)
Regions with significant populations
Russia, largely located in the Komi Republic, Perm Krai, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Arkhangelsk Oblast, and Murmansk Oblast
  • Komi-Zyryans and Komi-Permyaks 2,710 (2001)[3]
  • Komi-Zyryans 8,210 (1989)
  • Komi-Permyaks 4,791 (1989)[4]
  • Komi-Zyryans and Komi-Permyaks 95 (2011)[5]
  • Komi speakers 29 (2017)[6]
Russian, Komi
Related ethnic groups
Udmurts, other Permians

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