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Caucasian language

Definition of the noun caucasian language

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  1. a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of Caucasian language: Caucasian
    • more generic terms: natural language / tongue = a human written or spoken language used by a community
    • more specific words:
      • Chechen = a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen
      • Circassian = a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian
      • Georgian = a southern Caucasian language with 3 million speakers and a long literary tradition
      • Ubykh = an extinct Caucasian language spoken exclusively in Turkey

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Google previewA Student's Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2014)

by Larry Trask

The bestknown Caucasian language is the Kartvelian language Georgian. causative A construction which expresses thenotion “make somebodydo something”. The sentenceI washedthe car has a correspondingcausative Lisa made mewash ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2017)

Europe by Timothy Rice, James Porter, Chris Goertzen

The Caucasian language family includes Abkhazian (in Georgia), Adighian, Chechen, Ingushian, and an array ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

References => applicational- generative model Georgian Largest South Caucasian language with 3.5 million ...

Google previewDictionary of Languages (1998)

The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby

The Kartvelian or South Caucasian language family includes GEORGIAN (see map there), Svan (35,000 speakers in Georgia), MINGRF.UAN and Laz. For Nakh or North Central Caucasian see map at CHECHEN. North West Caucasian ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups Around the World A-Z [4 Volumes] (2002)

by James B. Minahan

LANGUAGE AND RELIGION: The language of the Kabards, called Upper or Eastern Circassian, is a North Caucasian language of ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2007)

by P.H. Matthews

Abkhaz North West *Caucasian language, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2015)

by Joseph R. Rudolph Jr.

The Abkhaz speak a Caucasian language and, like the Georgians, are among the original inhabitants of the region. The Ossets are from an Iranian language group that arrived in the North Caucasus region during the Middle Ages and in the ...

Google previewThe Black Sea Encyclopedia (2014)

by Sergei R. Grinevetsky, Igor S. Zonn, Sergei S. Zhiltsov, Aleksey N. Kosarev, Andrey G. Kostianoy

The Abazin Language belongs to the Abkhaz-Adyg group of the North- Caucasian language family. Ancestors of A. were the neighbors of closely-related Abkhazians and apparently by the end of the first millennium were partly assimilated by ...

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