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FROM WIKIPEDIA The Adyghe or Adygei are a people of the northwest Caucasus region, principally inhabiting Adygeya (now a constituent republic of the Russian Federation). Their language is also referred to as 'Adyghe or Adygeyan or Circassian. Within the Russian Federation, the main communities are in Adygeya, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia. While Adyghe is the name this people apply to themselves, in the West they are often known as the Circassians, a term which can also apply to a larger group of peoples.
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Meet the Circassians - Israeli Culture - 07/28/97
israeliculture.miningco.com/library/weekly/aa072897.htm

ombrarossapiccola.jpg (728 byte) Only 3000 strong in Israel, the Circassians have rich and unique traditions, from your About.com Guide

The History of Circassians
yi.com/home/AbzakhEdris/history.html

ombrarossapiccola.jpg (728 byte) Circassian History The Circassians - self-designation Adyge- are the oldest indigenous people of North Caucasus. Their language belongs to the North-West of the Caucasian family of languages.

Ethnologue: Language Family Index: North Caucasian
www.sil.org/ethnologue/families/North_Caucasian.html

ombrarossapiccola.jpg (728 byte) Language Family: North Caucasian. Part of _Ethnologue Language Family Index_; Joseph E. Grimes and Barbara F. Grimes, Editors; Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996.

Ethnologue: Israel
www.sil.org/ethnologue/countries/Isra.html

ombrarossapiccola.jpg (728 byte) Languages of Israel. Part of _Ethnologue: Languages of the World_, 13th Edition; Barbara F. Grimes, Editor; Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996.


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