Meaning of Circassian

Cir•cas•sian

Pronunciation: (sur-kash'un, -ē-un), [key]
— n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Circassia.
  2. a group of North Caucasian languages, including Kabardian.
  3. a literary language based on the western dialects of the Circassian group.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to Circassia, its inhabitants, often with respect to their legendary beauty, or their language.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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