Shalva Inal-ipa's Masterpiece on Abkhaz Names Translated and Released in Türkiye

The book 'Abhaz Antroponimleri' by Shalva Inal-ipa, translated by Ece Trapsh, has been published by Apra Yayincilik.

The book 'Abhaz Antroponimleri' by Shalva Inal-ipa, translated by Ece Trapsh, has been published by Apra Yayincilik.

ISTANBUL — A seminal work by the late renowned Abkhaz scholar of Caucasian studies, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Sh. D. Inal-ipa (1916-1995), on the study of Abkhaz personal names and surnames has been translated into Turkish by Ece Trapsh. Published by Apra Yayincilik, the book is now available under the title "Abhaz Antroponimleri."

Initially written in Russian, the monograph offers an in-depth study of Abkhaz anthroponymy, delving into the history, etymology, and classification of names from historical, social, and local perspectives. Accompanying the original content are extensive lists of Abkhaz names and surnames, as well as detailed tables showcasing Abkhaz tamgas (seals or marks) and the coats of arms of princely families.

Apart from catering to ethnographers and linguists, the work has been acknowledged for its broad appeal, attracting a wide range of readers interested in the rich history and culture of the Abkhaz people.

Ece Trapsh's translation bridges the cultural gap, making this pivotal work accessible to Turkish readers and further broadening the scope of understanding of Caucasian studies in Türkiye.

The release of "ABHAZ ANTROPONİMLERİ" by Apra Yayincilik marks an important contribution to the ever-expanding literary exchange between Russia, Abkhazia, and Türkiye, and promises to be an essential read for those keen on deepening their insights into Abkhaz heritage and history.

For more information or to purchase a copy, interested readers can visit Apra Yayincilik's official website or local bookstores.

Shalva Inal-ipa (Abkhaz: Шьалуа Иналиҧа) (20 October 1916 - 22 September 1995) was a luminary in Abkhazian intellectual circles, celebrated for his roles as a scientist, historian, and ethnographer. Over half a century, from the 1940s onwards, he produced an impressive body of work, diving deep into Abkhaz culture's ethnographic aspects. While primarily known for his ethnographic research, his contributions also spanned history, folklore, literature, and literary criticism. In addition to his research, Inal-ipa was deeply involved in educational outreach, creating textbooks and delving into translation work, showcasing his multifaceted intellectual contributions.




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