Circassian

[ ser-kash-uh n, -ee-uh n ]
/ sərˈkæʃ ən, -i ən /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Circassia.
a group of North Caucasian languages, including Kabardian.
a literary language based on the western dialects of the Circassian group.

adjective

of or relating to Circassia, its inhabitants, often with respect to their legendary beauty, or their language.

Origin of Circassian

1545–55; < Medieval Latin or New Latin Circassi(a) + -an
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Circassian

/ (sɜːˈkæsɪən) /

noun

a native of Circassia
a language or languages spoken in Circassia, belonging to the North-West Caucasian familySee also Adygei, Kabardian

adjective Also: Circassic

relating to Circassia, its people, or language
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