Yaftakh, the expert craftsperson from Adyghea is exhibiting
her Adyghei dresses and accessories in Moscow. Leading Adyghei
and Russian politicians and persons from the arts circles
were guests at the opening ceremony of the exhibition in
George Hewitt on alphabet imposition in Russia and on
language dies every fortnight
OF WORLD LANGUAGES WILL BE EXTINCT IN THIS CENTURY
are about 6,000 languages. Between 30 and 50 per cent
will be gone by the end of the current century. This still
means that one language will die every 2 weeks during
the coming 98 years..."
CAUCASIAN LANGUAGES WILL DIE?
Bats will go very soon and some of the very small Daghestanian
languages like Udi, Kryts, Khinalug, Budukh, Hinukh, Archi,
Hunzib. Abkhaz, Abaza, West Adyghe are not really in a
healthy state ."
conquests reached Caucasia in the seventh century A.D. Islamic
history mentions that, while Suraka Bin Amr was pursuing his conquests,
Abd ul-Rahman Bin Rabia marched and captured the city of Darbent
on the Caspian Sea. Armenia, Georgia and the "Lan" mountains
fell under the control of Muslim forces under Suraka Bin Amr,
who created a Muslim state in Tiflis, the capital of Georgia,
and invited people to enter Islam. more
to divine worship Gazavat dance
Caucasian folk dances are so frequent in day to day life of the
Caucasian people: From major holidays and wedding occasions to
friend gatherings,to guest wellcoming and at amusements of summer
and winter, at all occasions we find dance.
genetic relationship of the Caucasian languages to any languages
outside the Caucasus is highly speculative and as yet unproven.
Several linguists have proposed an "Ibero-Caucasian"
family comprising all of the Caucasian languages and Basque. Others
have sought to link these languages with the as yet unaffiliated
languages of the ancient Middle East. more
customs and traditions
times immemorial, Circassians have belonged to tribes and clans,
with each tribe having a chieftian who would come from a well-established
family and be known for his wisdom, far-sightedness and generosity;
he would be known as "Besh". more