CircassianWorld Website Updated and Renewed

The Circassian World (CW) website was created in February 2005. The website has been offline since August 2013 and now, as of 1 January 2018, it is back online with an updated format to take up from where it left off. One of CW’s most important goals has been to create an informative resource website for Circassians and non-Circassians, who wish to learn more about the heritage, culture, and history of the Adyghe and Abkhaz people.

As many of you know all the documents about Abkhazia(ns) have been moved to on January 1st, 2009 and all work concerning Abkhazia is carried out on that website.


As the CW was not available since 2013 and though I have tried to add some key articles and documents which were published within this past 4 years, there might still be a lot of materials missing. I am hoping to bring the website up to date adding necessary interesting and important resources. You are welcomed to share any articles/documents that you think should be available on CW, or write about any issue you come across in the updated site.

In October 2017, we lost one of the leading Circassian researchers and writers - Amjad Jaimoukha (May 1, 1964 - October 7, 2017). He dedicated his life to studying Circassian history, heritage and culture and made great efforts to try and preserve our great heritage and spread it to the new generations. The new CircassianWorld website is dedicated to Amjad Jaimoukha's memory. In time, I am planning to create a page for late Amjad Jaimoukha and his works.

I hope that you, both the CW members and all new visitors, like the renewed site.

If you are not yet a member and wish to receive the CW Newsletter to keep up to date with new materials and news from the Circassian World, you can register here.

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With this occasion, I wish all readers a healthy, happy and successful new year!

Metin Sönmez (Kodzoko)