circassian circassian

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
  2. (n) a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
  3. (n) a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian

News

  • Sochi's Indigenous People

    Reuters photographer Thomas Peter spent time documenting Sochi's Circassian community as the city prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Circassians are a people indigenous to the North Caucasus region, most of whom were scattered across the globe by a 19th century tsarist military campaign that caused the deaths of huge numbers. Many Circassians have called for the killings to be recognized as ...
    on January 23, 2014     Source: Boston.com

Quotes

  • "The solidarity among the people crossed ethnic and religious lines. Jewish, Circassian, Druze, and Arab municipalities all joined in this great effort," Olmert said.
    on Sep 19, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Ynetnews

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