Abkhaz

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noun Ab·khaz \ ab-ˈkäs \
variants: or Abkhazian play \ab-ˈkā-zh(ē-)ən, -ˈkä-zē-ən\ or less commonly Abkhas play \ab-ˈkäs\ or Abkhasian play \ab-ˈkā-zh(ē-)ən, -ˈkä-zē-ən\

Definition of Abkhaz

plural Abkhaz or Abkhazes or Abkhazians also Abkhas or Abkhasians
1 a :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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Origin and Etymology of 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) +1-an


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