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Adyghe language

one of the official languages of the Republic of Adygea in Russia

The Adyghe language is one of the two main languages of the Republic of Adygea in the Russian Federation. It is spoken by many tribes of the Adyghe people. The language is called by its speakers "Adygebze" or "Adəgăbză", and can also be spelled in English as Adygean, Adygeyan or Adygei. It is also called Circassian.

Adyghe
West Circassian
Адыгабзэ
Native toRussia (incl. Circassia: Adygea
EthnicityCircassians, Cherkesogai
Native speakers
575,900 (2005–2015)[1]
Cyrillic (current)
Latin (historical)
Arabic (historical) Georgian (historical & gaining popularity)
Official status
Official language in
 Adygea
Language codes
ISO 639-2ady
ISO 639-3ady
Glottologadyg1241[2]
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Distribution of the Adyghe language in Adygea, Russia (2002)
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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Adyghe". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2018-08-03.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Adyghe". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.