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Circassian

[ ser-kash-uhn, -ee-uhn ]
/ sərˈkæʃ ən, -i ən /
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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.
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Origin of Circassian

First recorded in 1545–55; from Medieval Latin or New Latin Circassi(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Circassian

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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