from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Circassia.
  • noun The Caucasian language of the Circassians.
  • adjective Of or relating to Circassia or its people, language, or culture.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or inhabiting Circassia, a district of Russia (until 1864 an independent territory) situated on the northern slope of the Caucasus, and bordering on the Black Sea.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Circassia; specifically, one of the native race of Circassia, distinguished for the fine physical formation of its members, especially its women.
  • noun [⟨lowercase] Same as circassienne.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Circassia, in Asia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A North Caucasian language group spoken in Circassia in North West Caucasus Russia.
  • proper noun Sometimes, used for Adyghe, Kabardian, Ubykh and even Abkhazian languages
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Circassia (historical) (nowadays shared by Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia) including Adyghes, Ubykhs, Abkhazs.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Circassia or Circassians

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
  • noun a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
  • noun a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian


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