Research on Circassians and Chechens in Jordan

Research on Circassians and Chechens in Jordan

Rana Dajani, PhD

 

Introduction

Jordan’s population is comprised of three ethnic groups: Arab, Circassian and Chechan.

Arabs are the main inhabitants of Jordan while the two other ethnic groups have immigrated to Jordan 140 years ago. Circassians have migrated from the Cocas region while Chechans from Chechnya. Both Circassians and Chechans in Jordan have managed to maintain their identity and ethnicity during the last 100 years. One of the main ways they have done this has been through endogamous marriages, the use of the original language and the preservation of certain traditions of their respective cultures.

Dr Rana Dajani initiated a project to study these two ethnic groups.  Dr Dajani created a team of researchers from different fields of expertise from Hashemite University, the University of Jordan, The Jordan University of Science and Technology and the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology. Our collaborator in the US is the Center of Genomics, University of Pennsylvania and Children Hospital of Philadelphia. Read more

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Circassians are One Nation and Must have One Name, Scholars and Activists Say

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Circassians are One Nation and Must have One Name, Scholars and Activists Say

Paul Goble

            Staunton, March 13 – Ever more people are adding their voices to the campaign for those whom the Soviets divided into Adygeys, Kabardins, and Shapsugs to reclaim their common name as Circassians (Adygs) not only to avoid confusion but because the Circassians are one nation, whether they live within the current borders of Russia, or not and must have one name.

            The Kavkaz Uzel news agency today surveys six experts about this situation. Their comments represent the best discussion of these issues in short compass (kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/332833/; cf. windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2019/03/call-for-circassian-subgroups-to.html). Read more

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Мадина Хакуашева: потерять язык – огромное преступление

Мадина Хакуашева: потерять язык – огромное преступление

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Новая организация будет добиваться признания геноцида черкесов

Новая организация будет добиваться признания геноцида черкесов

Март 11, 2019

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New Circassian Organization to Defend Republics, Language, and Common Ethnonym

Monday, March 11, 2019

New Circassian Organization to Defend Republics, Language, and Common Ethnonym

Paul Goble

            Staunton, March 11 – Circassians from across the North Caucasus have formed a Coordinating Council of Circassian Public Activists to defend their national republics, achieve international recognition of Russian actions against their nation as a genocide, defend their national languages in schools, and promote the common ethnonym “Circassian.”

            The activists, meeting in Cherkessk, said that they were taking this step because of “the fundamental worsening of nationality policy in the country” and the need for all Circassians to fight back to defend their interests of the entire nation and its members, including those Moscow seeks to strip of Russian citizenship (habze.org/создан-координационный-совет-черкес/). Read more

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Call for Circassian Subgroups to Identify as Circassians in Census Sparks Sharp Online Debate

Friday, March 8, 2019

Call for Circassian Subgroups to Identify as Circassians in Census Sparks Sharp Online Debate

Paul Goble

            Staunton, March 8 – A call by Circassian activists to those Moscow has subdivided into Adygs, Kabards, Cherkess and Shapsugs to declare themselves Circassians in the upcoming 2020 Russian census has sparked a sharp debate on social networks, with supporters seeing it as a step to recovering their national patrimony and others feeling that it threatens their current status. Read more

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Press Releases by the Circassian Repatriation Organization (CRO)

Press releases by the Circassian Repatriation Organization (CRO)

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