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LC control 94003019
LC classificationDK34.A27
Topical headingAdygei
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Lower Circassians
West Circassians
See alsoCircassians
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the Lower or West Circassians, called Adygeitsy in Russian. Works on the Circassian peoples collectively, called Adyge in their own speech, including the Adygei and Kabardians, are entered under Circassians.
Subject example tracingNote under Circassians
Found inAkiner, S. Islamic peoples of the Soviet Union, 1986: p. 215-220 (Adygeis; own name, Adyge; Russian name: Adygejtsy)
Britannica Micro.: v.1, p.106 (Adyghians, or Adygey, also called Lower Circassians)
Kozlov, V. Peoples of the Soviet Union, 1988: p. 240-241 ("In the former [i.e. the Adygir sub-group] there are three closely related peoples: Kabargin, Cherkess and Adygei, having one general name--Adyge."
Wixman, R. The peoples of the USSR, 1984: p. 5 (Adyge: collective self-designation of the Circassians. Adygei: self-designation Adyge, Russian designation Adygeitsy. "In the pre-Soviet period the Adygei were considered, along with the Cherkess and Kabard peoples, one Circassian people... In the late 1930s the Circassians were redivided into western (Adygei), central (Cherkess), and eastern (Kabard) groups")