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Circassian

[ser-kash-uh n, -ee-uh n] /sərˈkæʃ ən, -i ən/
noun
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.
adjective
4.
of or relating to Circassia, its inhabitants, often with respect to their legendary beauty, or their language.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Medieval Latin or New Latin Circassi(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Circassian

Circassian

/sɜːˈkæsɪən/
noun
1.
a native of Circassia
2.
a language or languages spoken in Circassia, belonging to the North-West Caucasian family See also Adygei, Kabardian
adjective
3.
relating to Circassia, its people, or language
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