Definition of Abaza in English:

Abaza

noun

  • 1A member of a north-west Caucasian people, inhabiting mainly the Karachay-Cherkess Republic in Russia.

  • 2The language of this people, classified with Abkhaz in the Abkhaz-Adygey subgroup of north-west Caucasian languages.

adjective

  • Of, belonging, or relating to the Abaza people or their language.

Origin

Late 17th century. Originally from French Abaza member of a north-west Caucasian people, in later use probably from Russian abaza; both ultimately from Abaza abaza, self-designation. Compare German Abasa. Compare Russian abaz member of this people. With use as adjective compare Russian abazinskij, (rare) abazskij.

Pronunciation:

Abaza

/əˈbɑːzə/