Circassian

noun
Cir·​cas·​sian | \ (ˌ)sər-ˈka-sh(ē-)ən How to pronounce Circassian (audio) \

Definition of Circassian

1 : a member of a group of peoples of the northwestern Caucasus
2 : the language of the Circassian peoples

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Circassian adjective

First Known Use of Circassian

1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Circassian

Circassia, region of the Caucasus

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“Circassian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Circassian. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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