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Definition of the noun circassian

What does circassian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Circassians

  1. a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
  2. a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
    • region: Caucasia / Caucasus
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: community = a group of people living in a particular local area
    • instance: Abkhas / Abkhaz = Circassian people living east of the Black Sea
  3. a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian

Alternative definition of the noun circassian


  1. A native or inhabitant of Circassia (historical) (nowadays shared by Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia)

proper noun

  1. A North Caucasian language spoken in Adygea (also called Adyghe or West Circassian) or Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia (also called Kabardian or East Circassian), Russia.
  2. More generally, any Northwest Caucasian language.

Definition of the adjective circassian

What does circassian mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Of or pertaining to Circassia or Circassians


Circassian a.k.a. Adyghe Language: Adyghe, also known as West Circassian, is one of the two official languages of the Republic of Adygea in the Russian Federation, the other being Russian. It is spoken by various tribes of the Adyghe people: Abzekh, Adamey, Bzhedug; Hatuqwai, Temirgoy, Mamkhegh; Natekuay, Shapsug; Zhaney, Yegerikuay, each with its own dialect. The language is referred to by its speakers as Adygebze or Adəgăbză, and alternatively spelled in English as Adygean, Adygeyan or Adygei. The literary language is based on the Temirgoy dialect.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Circassian

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Google previewThe Cambridge World History of Slavery: Volume 4, AD 1804–AD 2016 (2017)

by David Eltis, Stanley L. Engerman, Seymour Drescher, David Richardson

The term Circassian is an umbrella term, much like “African,” to describe the people coming from a particular geographical region, the Caucasus and the northeastern shores of the Black Sea. The largest groups among the Circassians were ...

Google previewRevelations of Russia: Or, the Emperor Nicholas and His Empire in 1844 (1845)

In Two Volumes

The Kirguise, which is the most common in Asia, is called fat~tailed, though the fat is contained in two monstrous protuberances on the haunches ;—the Circassian is a small mountain sheep, distinguished by the delicious flavour of its flesh, ...

Google previewThe Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who Have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland

by Andrew Kippis

The Fair Circassian is a very free* translation, or imitation, of Soiomon's Song.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Kosovo (2010)

by Robert Elsie

According to Circassian tradition, some 2,000 families came to Kosovo. Most of them were settled in separate colony villages, thirty in ...

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (2007)

by P.H. Matthews

Circassian Alternative name of two North West *Caucasian languages, Adyghe ( West Circassian) and Kabardian or KabardoCherkess (East Circassian). circumfix A combined *prefix and *suffix, treated as a single unit. E.g. in German gefragt ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages (2008)

by Christopher Moseley

Abkhaz: Abaza| Abkhaz || Ubykh* || Circassian (Adyge): Adyge (West Circassian) (+ Shapsug) | KabardCherkes (East Circassian) NakhDaghestanian Nakh: Bats||ChechenIngush: Chechen | Ingush Daghestanian: AvarAndiTsezic: Avar ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (1824)

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements, a General History of Gardening in All Countries, and a Statistical View of Its Present State, with Suggestions for Its Future Progress in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon

Circassian. Black Circassian. Superb Circassian. Black Russian. Fraser's Tartarische Schwarze Herz Kirsche. Small Wild Black, see Black Mazzard.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups around the World, 2nd Edition (2016)

Ethnic and National Groups around the World by James B. Minahan

Vattisen Yaly CIRCASSIAN: Adiga ( Çerkez Adige), Adyge Djegi, Adyge Jamaat, Adyge Khase, Adyge National Movement (ANM), Ben Çerkezim Grubu, Caucasus Foundation (CF), Çerkezim ( Cherkes), ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

Subgrouping of Abkhaz-Adyghe Languages Abkhaz-Abaza Abaza, Abkhaz Circassian Adyghe, Kabardian Ubykh are spoken primarily in the northwestern Caucasus, though there are also sizable emigrant communities in Turkey and the ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Languages of the World (2010)

Russia's north Caucasian provinces (Circassian, Abaza, Ingush, Chechen, Avaro-Ando-Tsezic, Lako-Dargic, northern Lezgic); 2. de facto independent Abkhazia (Abkhaz, Mingrelian, ...

Google previewAtrocities, Massacres, and War Crimes (2013)

An Encyclopedia by Alexander Mikaberidze

The full annexation of what remained of the Khanate by Russia in 1783 resulted in the Russification of the Ciskubania that was cleansed of its mixed Tatar-Nogai- Circassian population and settled by the Zaporogian Cossacks deported from ...

Google previewThe Complete Costume Dictionary (2011)

by Elizabeth J. Lewandowski

circassian: Wool and cotton ...

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Small photo of Traditional Circassian ravioli made with potatoes on traditional plateSmall photo of Traditional Circassian ravioli made with potatoes on traditional plateSmall photo of Traditional Circassian ravioli made with potatoes on traditional plateSmall photo of Circassian chicken local delicaciesSmall photo of July 22, 2017. Kfar Kama - Circassian village (Upper Galilee, Israel). Annual international Circassian festival. Young Circassian in folk costumeSmall photo of ADYGEA, RUSSIA - AUGUST 19, 2017: beautiful young girls and a boy are photographed on a mobile phone in traditional Circassian costumes at the festival of cheese Adyghe in AdygeaSmall photo of ADYGEA, RUSSIA - AUGUST 19, 2017: the guy Adyg dancing traditional dance Circassian at the festival of cheese Adyghe in Adygea More...

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