But since the Russians became masters of this region, its former inhabitants (Circassian tribes) have emigrated in thousands, so that the country is now only thinly inhabited.
The next seven years were occupied with the subjugation of the Abkhasians along the Black Sea coast, and of other Circassian tribes in the west.
In 1481 the sultan was believed to be projecting a campaign against the Circassian rulers of Syria and Egypt, when he died at Gebze.
P Europe, after the suppression of a revolt of the governor of Damascus, who had thought to take advantage of the new sultan's accession to restore the independent rule of the Circassian chiefs.
His father was Turkish, his mother Albanian, and he had a Circassian grandmother.
Pop. 43,000, of whom two-thirds are Mingrelians and one-third Abkhasians, a Cherkess or Circassian race.
For some years the Porte has been applying steady pressure on the nomads to induce them to settle, by increasing the number of military posts, by introducing Circassian colonies, as at Ras al-`Ain, sometimes by forcible settlement.
Beyond the eastern wall of the city are the splendid mausolea erroneously known to Europeans as the tombs of the caliphs; they really are tombs of the Circassian or Burji Mamelukes, a race extinguished by Mehemet Ali.
This prince was originally a freedman of Kaln, and was the first Circassian who ascended the throne of Egypt.
On the part of his Circassian Mamelukes to abdicate (September 20th, 1405), when his brother Abd al-aziz was proclaimed with the title Malik al-Man~ur; after two months this prince was deposed, and Faraj, who had been in hiding, recalled.
There must also be mentioned a Bosnian colony established at Caesarea Palestina, and the Circassian settlements placed in certain centres of Eastern Palestine by the Turkish government in order to keep a restraint on the Bedouin: the latter are also found in Galilee.
Shah Rukh held his position, such as it was, rather under Al~mad Lady Sheil says (1849); I saw a few of these unhappy captives who all had to embrace Mahommedanism, and many of whom had risen to the highest stations, just as the Circassian slaves in Constantinople.
Before the Russian conquest the native inhabitants of this region were Kabardians, Circassians (Adigheh) and Abkhasians, also a Circassian race.
RIAZ PASHA (c. 1835 -), Egyptian statesman, born about 1835, was of a Circassian family, but said to be of Ilebrew extraction.
By a Circassian wife.
Urged by his Circassian mother, the sultan sought advice and counsel from Europe and endeavoured to act up to it.
Other suggested derivations are: (intensive) and pa0s, breast, " full-breasted "; a (privative) and ï¿½ to-o-w, touch, " not touching men "; maza, a Circassian word said to signify " moon," has suggested their connexion with the worship of a moongoddess, perhaps the Asiatic representative of Artemis.
He doffed his Circassian cap to his master and looked at him scornfully.
An hussar was Natasha, and a Circassian was Sonya with burnt-cork mustache and eyebrows.
"I think this used to be Natasha," thought Nicholas, "and that was Madame Schoss, but perhaps it's not, and this Circassian with the mustache I don't know, but I love her."