Abazins

Abazins

The Abazins live mostly in Turkey, Egypt, and in Karachay-Cherkessia and Stavropol Krai in the North Caucasus region of Russia. They are Sunni Muslims.

About Abazins

The Abazins are an ethnic group of the Caucasus, that lives mostly in the Karachay_Cherkessia and Adygea republics in Russia. The Abazins originally inhabited the Sadzen region in the western part of Abkhazia, but migrated from Abkhazia to Abazinia in 14th and 15th centuries, and later to other regions of the Middle East in the 18th and 19th centuries. Their dominant religion is Sunni Islam. Abazins speak the Abaza language, a Northwest Caucasian language closely related to Abkhaz and Adyghe. There are two dialects of Abazian in Karachay_Cherkessia_Ashkharua and Tapanta. The culture and traditions of Abazins are similar to those of the Circassians. On many old maps Abazin territory is marked as part of Circassia (Adygea).

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