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Abadzekhs

 

formerly one of the major Adyg tribes, now an ethnographic Adygeian group who live in the aul (village) of Shovgenovskii, Shovgenovskii Raion, Adygei Autonomous Oblast. They speak Abadzekh, a dialect which is being gradually supplanted by the literary Adygei language. Abadzekh believers are Sunnites. Their basic occupations are agriculture, animal husbandry, and horticulture.

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Address : The Russian Federation, 385774, Rep Adygea, Maikop district, Abadzekh st-tsa, Vinnik, 52 -
To call the emigrants simply Circassians is misleading, as in the final years of the war in the region only three groups received the collective right to emigrate: the Ubykh, the Shapsug, and the Abadzekh.