Type Political Subdivision
Scripts اديڬا(Malay Jawi)
Other Forms FormsAdygeya, Adigea, Adyghea, Adygey
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Contributor Contrib.highexpectasians on 6/3/2016
From Russian Адыгея (Adygeya) which is ultimately from Adyghe адыгэ (adyge), the endonym of the Circassian (Adyghe) people. The ethnic name is of uncertain meaning, though it may mean "mountain between seas" or "mountain by the sea". This is the name of a republic in southern Russia.