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Abkhaz language in ten questions and answers
27/10/2019   15:05
Abkhaz language in ten questions and answers
Abkhaz language belongs to the West Caucasian (Abkhaz-Adyg) group of the Caucasian language family. The closest to it is the Abaza language and they are related to the Adyg, Kabardino-Circassian languages, as well as the now extinct Ubykh. The Abkhaz language is one of the oldest and archaic languages of the world, which has survived to this day. The alphabet of the Abkhaz language consists of 64 letters: 56 consonants, 6 vowels, as well as two signs - a soft sign and a labialization sign.
Illustrated Abaza alphabet: a teaching manual in pictures
10/07/2019   16:00
Illustrated Abaza alphabet: a teaching manual in pictures
The Abaza language belongs to the Abkhaz-Adyg group of the North Caucasian family of languages. It is related to the Adyg, Kabardino-Circassian, Ubykh (now extinct) and Abkhaz language, with which it is the closest. The Abaza language has two dialects: Tapant (from Abaza Ashua), which underlies the literary language, and Ashkhar (from Abaza Shkaraua). Both are used today. The developer of the first Abaza alphabet was the Abaza and Circassian writer and poet Tatlustan Tabulov.
Frédéric Dubois de Montpéreux: a perspective of a foreigner on the Caucasus
28/05/2019   17:30
Frédéric Dubois de Montpéreux: a perspective of a foreigner on the Caucasus
The works of the Swiss traveler of French origin Frédéric Dubois de Montpéreux, who in the early 1930s made his famous “journey around the Caucasus”, including Abkhazia, are still interesting not only with a detailed description of the Caucasus and Caucasians of those times, but also with the wonderful drawings made by Dubois himself during this three-year voyage.
Battles in the mountains of Abkhazia: from the history of the Great Patriotic War
09/05/2019   22:45
Battles in the mountains of Abkhazia: from the history of the Great Patriotic War
The battles on the mountain passes of Abkhazia are one of the bloodiest episodes of the Great Patriotic War, which largely determined the outcome of the battle for the Caucasus. The persistent attempts of the German troops to penetrate deep into the Republic proved futile: the enemy was unable to occupy the towns of Abkhazia.
Healing, tasty, unique
20/04/2019   10:15
Healing, tasty, unique
Abkhaz honey has become a brand known far beyond the borders of the republic. The key to its unique taste and quality is the richest flora and favorable climate of Abkhazia, as well as the absence of harmful industries in the country.
Fazil Iskander: wiseman from Chegem
06/03/2019   13:00
Fazil Iskander: wiseman from Chegem
A poet, writer, philosopher who brilliantly possessed the language: his aphorisms truly impressed: "How simply it is said, but how accurate, how deep!".
The pioneer in everything and the patriarch of Abkhaz literature: about Dmitry Gulia
21/02/2019   09:50
The pioneer in everything and the patriarch of Abkhaz literature: about Dmitry Gulia
Summing up his life journey in his memoirs, Dmitry Gulia wrote that, probably, he was "dispersing his energy", dealing both with science and literature. In fact, his contribution to the development of his native Abkhazia is amazing and cannot but amaze those for whom this talented person has worked all his life.
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