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Adyghe
West Circassian
Адыгабзэ
Native to Russia (incl. Circassia: Adygea
Ethnicity Circassians, Cherkesogai
Native speakers 575,900  (2005–2015)
Language family
Northwest Caucasian
  • Circassian
    • Adyghe
Writing system

Cyrillic (current)
Latin (historical)
Arabic (historical)

Georgian (historical & gaining popularity)
Official status
Official language in  Adygea
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Distribution of the Adyghe language in Adygea, Russia (2002)

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.



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