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Type Political Subdivision
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ɑː.dɪ.ˈɡeɪ.ə/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Russian Адыгея (Adygeya), which is 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 political subdivision in southern Russia.
Added 6/3/2016 by HL
Edited 9/9/2021 by Mike C and HL