Abkhaz

noun
Ab·khaz | \ab-ˈkäs \
variants: or Abkhazian \ab-ˈkā-zh(ē-)ən, -ˈkä-zē-ən \ or less commonly Abkhas \ab-ˈkäs \ or Abkhasian \ab-ˈkā-zh(ē-)ən, -ˈkä-zē-ən \
plural Abkhaz or Abkhazes or Abkhazians also Abkhas or Abkhasians

Definition of Abkhaz 

1a : a people living on the eastern shore of the Black Sea

b : a member of this people

2 : the North Caucasian language of the Abkhaz people

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First Known Use of Abkhaz

1686, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Abkhaz

Abkhaz borrowed from Russian abkhaz, abkhazets, borrowed from Georgian abkhaz or Arabic & Persian & Ottoman Turkish abkhāz, all borrowed from an uncertain Caucasian source, whence also Late Greek Abaskoí, Abasgoí, Late Latin Abasgī; Abkhazian from Abkhazia, the Abkhaz homeland (ultimately borrowed from Late Greek Abasgía) + -an entry 1

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