Circassian

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Circassian

a language or languages spoken in Circassia, belonging to the North-West Caucasian family
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Until the 2000s -- when some local ethnic and linguistic identities woke up (mainly thanks to the Kurdish identity struggle) -- for the majority, a Laz invokes funny stories; a Bosnian, Bosnian bE[micro]rek; a Circassian kind of chicken.
Unlike Arabs, Druze and Circassians are made to enlist in the regime's military.
This column isn't aimed at discussing the arguments of gay activists, Circassian exiles, Pussy Riot's human rights concerns or environmental issues.
Gellner's concept of nationalism as a principle that holds that the political and national unit should be congruent is also evocative of the Circassian nationalist desire to forge a political entity in which the rights of the Circassians have primacy.
Despite some problems, the Druze and Circassians realize that other parts of Asia will not offer a true homeland for them.
A North Caucasian domestic ethnic group, the Circassians, was eliminated from Sochi in a tsarist military campaign in the nineteenth century.
The whole nation of Circassians numbering 400,000 people left their homeland in western Caucasus and moved to Turkey, preferring exile to subjection to the Russian 'infidels'.
But Browne is almost alone in taking up the cause of the Circassians, a people hardly known in Britain and Ireland before the mid 1830s, save through a handful of travelogues and an equally limited number of oft-repeated national stereotypes.
Among the Sunnis over 85% are Arabs, and the rest Kurds and Circassians.
While the Druze and the Circassians were made to serve in the armed forces, Muslims and Christians were not allowed to do so.
All of Israel is part of each of us, and we extend a courageous hand to all, to secular and religious, to those of Ashkenazi and of Sephardic background, to those who immigrated from the former Soviet Union and from Ethiopia, to the Arabs, the Bedouins and the Circassians.
She was beaten in a race for one of Jordan's seats reserved in a quota system for Circassians.