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)".