Definition of Kabardian in English:

Kabardian

Line breaks: Ka¦bard|ian
Pronunciation: /kəˈbɑːdɪən
 
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adjective

  • Relating to an indigenous people of the NW Caucasus.
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    • 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

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  • 1A member of the Kabardian people.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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