Monday, March 22, 2004

Abkhazo-adyghian Languages

Also called �Northwest Caucasian Languages, � group of languages spoken primarily in the northwestern part of the Caucasus Mountains. The languages of this group - Abkhaz, Abaza, Adyghian, Kabardian (Circassian), and the nearly extinct Ubykh - are noted for the great number of distinctive consonants and limited number of distinctive vowels in their sound systems.