Obituary: The Ubykh Language

Jan 25, 2012 by

While marking a birth of a natural language is a difficult matter (because of the dialect-language problem), a language death is often a more conspicuous event. Case in point: a language called Ubykh (Oubykh, in French sources). This...

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Are Caucasians from the Caucasus?

Oct 1, 2010 by

Occasionally when filling out one form or another I run into the question of race and one of the multiple choice answers which says “Caucasian”. Of course, in modern American English usage, that term refers to the...

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Circassians in Israel

Aug 16, 2010 by

There is a small diasporic community that most Israelis do not know much about. They are known as Circassians (or Cherkessians) and call themselves Adyge. They live in two villages: Kfar-Kama on the shores of the Sea of Gallilee and...

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