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    Have a question about "ABAZA" a language/folk ?!

    Have a question about "ABAZA" a language/folk ?!

    I heard in Georgia, Russia and the area aound there there a people who are called "ABAZA" and they speaking abaza. I also heard, that they claim to have common and relations with ethiopia/ns .
    [other names for ehiopia/ns are "abysinia", "abash", "habesha"]

    Does anyone know something about this? Please write .
    Thanks.

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    Of course. I'll be seein' ya, taken abash, and, what was the third one? Hashish?
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    Wow, look at the alphabet of the ABAZA language: 63 consonants and only 10 vowels...

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    I bet that'd be a real bitch to learn.
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    Actually, it has only two vowels - the others are allophones of the two phonemic vowels.
    http://apsni.com/
    http://www.apsny.net/Lessons/urok.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abkhaz

    (Abkhaz and Abaza are two closely related languages.)

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    Re: Have a question about "ABAZA" a language/folk

    Quote Originally Posted by harbay
    Have a question about "ABAZA" a language/folk ?!

    I heard in Georgia, Russia and the area aound there there a people who are called "ABAZA" and they speaking abaza. I also heard, that they claim to have common and relations with ethiopia/ns .
    [other names for ehiopia/ns are "abysinia", "abash", "habesha"]

    Does anyone know something about this? Please write .
    Why would you come to a Russian language forum and ask about some obscure mountain language?

    Quote Originally Posted by harbay

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    Re: Have a question about "ABAZA" a language/folk

    Why would you come to a Russian language forum and ask about some obscure mountain language?
    I find it rather interesting. The term "Russian history" is often unfairly used to describe distinct peoples who happened to fall under Moscow at one point or another. If we are going to withhold these peoples their own history independent of "Russian History," we need to at least have the respect to learn about them in a Russian context. More simply, we can't tell them that they are part of Russian History, and then withhold from them the privilege of being discussed in the only context which we allowed them a voice the first place.

    So yes, discussion of Abaza should always be welcome on a Russian board.

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    You've kindly changed my heart. I love Abaza
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