Abkhazo-Adyghean languages and some recommendations how to secure their future, by Viacheslav Chirikba

Modern linguistic mapping of Western Caucasus tribal composition 1774-1780

Dr. Viacheslav A. Chirikba
D.I. Gulia Institute for Humanities Research
Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia

In this paper, I shall discuss the global problem of language endangerment and how it pertains to the Abkhazo-Adyghean languages; I shall also put forward some proposals concerned with securing the future of these languages both in the Caucasus and in the Diaspora.

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