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


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.


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for circassian

/ (sɜːˈkæsɪən) /


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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