Pronunciation: (sur-kash'un, -ē-un),[key] —n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Circassia.
2. a group of North Caucasian languages, including Kabardian.
3. a literary language based on the western dialects of the Circassian group.
—adj. of or pertaining to Circassia, its inhabitants, often with respect to their legendary beauty, or their language.