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Abkhaz also known as “Apswa (self-designation)”, “Abkhazy”, “Abazintsy (Russian)” Pitek, Emily


Abkhazians are a group of people living in the Caucasus region whose presence has been dated back to the Paleolithic period. This entry focuses specifically on the Abkhaz ca. 1880. At this time, Abkhasia was a province of Russia, and had recently experienced many peasant revolts and extensive migrations. The Abkhasian religion was a hybrid of Christian, Islam, and Pagan influences that varied from family to family.

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