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Abkhaz-Adyghe etymology :

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Proto-West-Caucasian: *bǝźA
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 tongue 2 language
Abkhaz: á-bz 1
Abaza: bzǝ 1
Adyghe: bza 2
Kabardian: bza 2
Ubykh: bźa 1
Comments: PAT *bǝzǝ (cf. also Bz. á-bz). PAK *bza 'language'; in the meaning 'tongue' PAK employed a compound *bza-gʷǝ́ (lit. 'tongue's center') > Ad. bzagʷǝ, Kab. bzagʷ. In Ub. the variants bźa and bza coexist, the latter being obviously loaned from AK.

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