Abkhaz leid

Abkhaz (sometimes spelled Abxaz; /æpˈhɑːz/;[2] Аҧсуа бызшәа) is a Northwast Caucasian leid spoken maistly bi the Abkhaz fowk. It is the offeecial leid o Abkhazie[a] whaur aroond 100,000 fowk speak it.[1] Furthermair, it is spoken bi thoosands o members o the Abkhazie diaspora in Turkey, Georgie's autonomous republic o Adjara, Sirie, Jordan an several Wastren kintras. Thare are 9,447 speakers o Abkhaz in Roushie, accordin tae the 2002 census.[3]

Аҧсуа бызшәа; аҧсшәа
Native taeAbkhazia
(Pairtially recognized state)
(Georgia), Turkey, Roushie
Native speakers
(110,000 citit 1993)[1]
Cyrillic (Abkhaz alphabet)
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
(on the territory o
the Autonomous Republic o Abkhazie)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1ab
ISO 639-2abk
ISO 639-3abk


  1. a b

    Abkhazie is the subject o a territorial dispute atween the Republic o Abkhazie and the Republic o Georgie. The Republic o Abkhazie unilaterally say unthirldom on 23 Julie 1992, bit Georgie continues tae claim it as pairt o tis own sovereign territory. Abkhazie haes received formal recognition as an unthirlit and frae state fae 7 oot o 193 Unitit Naitions member states (wi 1 later withdrawal).


  1. a b Abkhaz at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  3. "Всероссийская перепись населения 2002 года, 4.4 Spreading of knowledge of languages (except Russian)". Archived frae the original on 9 Juin 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2013.