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Abkhaz
Аҧсуа бызшәа; аҧсшәа
Spoken natively in Abkhazia
(Pairtially recognized state)
(Georgia), Turkey, Roushie
Native speakers 110,000  (1993)[1]
Leid faimlie
Dialects
Abzhywa
Sadz
Writin seestem Cyrillic (Abkhaz alphabet)
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in  Abkhazie[lower-alpha 1]
 Georgie
(on the territory o
the Autonomous Republic o Abkhazie)
Leid codes
ISO 639-1 ab
ISO 639-2 abk
ISO 639-3 abk

Abkhaz (sometimes spelled Abxaz; /æpˈhɑːz/;[2] Аҧсуа бызшәа) is a Northwast Caucasian leid spoken maistly bi the Abkhaz fowk. It is the offeecial leid o Abkhazie[lower-alpha 1] whaur aroond 100,000 fowk speak it.[1] Furthermair, it is spoken bi thoosands o members o the Abkhazie diaspora in Turkey, Georgie's autonomous republic o Adjara, Sirie, Jordan an several Wastren kintras. Thare are 9,447 speakers o Abkhaz in Roushie, accordin tae the 2002 census.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Abkhazie's status is disputit. It considers itself tae be an independent state, but this is recognised bi anly a few ither kintras. The Georgie govrenment an maist o the warld's ither states consider Abkhazia de jure a pairt o Georgia's territory. In Georgie's offeecial subdiveesion it is an autonomous republic, whose govrenment sits in exile in Tbilisi.

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