Definition of Cherkess in English:



  • another term for Circassian
    • ‘In 1864 the Cherkess and Adygei finally came under Russian rule and their social structure was destroyed.’
    • ‘Some demands by the Cherkess for a division of the republic remain, but these voices have not made their presence felt in the past few years.’
    • ‘The Cherkess fly a yellow flag with an arc of 12 stars over a cluster of 3 arrows.’
    • ‘Consequently, the Cherkess are no longer contesting the election results, but pushing for full autonomy.’
    • ‘The administrative borders thus separated the Cherkess from the other Circassians, the Kabards and the Adygey.’