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[ser-kash-uh n, -ee-uh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Circassia.
  2. a group of North Caucasian languages, including Kabardian.
  3. a literary language based on the western dialects of the Circassian group.
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  1. of or relating to Circassia, its inhabitants, often with respect to their legendary beauty, or their language.
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Origin of Circassian

1545–55; < Medieval Latin or New Latin Circassi(a) + -an
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  1. a native of Circassia
  2. a language or languages spoken in Circassia, belonging to the North-West Caucasian familySee also Adygei, Kabardian
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adjective Also: Circassic
  1. relating to Circassia, its people, or language
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