Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Circassian Means ‘Warrior,’ Popular Russian Website Says
Staunton, September 6 – The Circassians are “the most fearless people of the Caucasus,” Yandex’s Etnogeo portal says. In fact, their own self-designator, Adyg, means “warrior.” And the North Caucasus has “always” been their homeland since at least paleolithic times, centuries earlier than other nations.
This is interesting not because it is news to anyone who knows anything about the remarkable history of the Circassian people but rather because it is being proclaimed by a website directed at Russian internet users who have often been offered a very different picture (zen.yandex.ru/media/etnogeo/cherkesy–samyi-besstrashnyi-narod-kavkaza-est-fakty-5f5446bd019fb065e725d711). Read more