Definition of Kabardian in English:

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Kabardian

Pronunciation: /kəˈbɑːdɪən/

adjective

Relating to an indigenous people of the NW Caucasus.
Example sentences
  • There are also more interesting facts suggesting that the influence of Kabardian culture on their neighbours was much bigger than most people think today.
  • One of the villages at Aleppo is Abzah and the other is Kabardian.

noun

1A member of the Kabardian people.
Example sentences
  • In language, culture, and ethnic classification, Abkhazians are related to the Abazins, Adyghey, Kabardians, and Circassians.
  • The ceremonial vowel is pronounced by all Kabardians as a symbol of brotherhood with all speakers of human languages.
  • Both the Kabardians and Tcherkess use the same official and literary language.
2 [mass noun] The North Caucasian language of the Kabardian people, with about 350,000 speakers.
Example sentences
  • Kabardian has just over one million speakers: 550,000 in Turkey and 450,000 in Russia.
  • Kabardian has one dialect, namely Beslanay, and many sub-dialects.

Origin

From Russian Kabarda, a district in SW Russia.

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