Kfar Kama

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Kfar Kama

  • כְּפַר כַּמָא
  • كفر كما
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Kpar Kamaˀ
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Kfar Kama is locatit in Israel
Kfar Kama
Kfar Kama
Coordinates: 32°43′19″N 35°26′27″E / 32.72194°N 35.44083°E / 32.72194; 35.44083Coordinates: 32°43′19″N 35°26′27″E / 32.72194°N 35.44083°E / 32.72194; 35.44083
DestrictNorthren
Foondit1876
Govrenment
 • TeepLocal cooncil (frae 1950)
Area
 • Total8.854 km2 (3.419 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Tot3,005
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)

Kfar Kama (Ebreu: כְּפַר כַּמָא‬; Arabic: كفر كما‎; Adyghe: Кфар Кама) is a toun locatit in the lawer Galilee, Israel, wi a population o 2,900,[1] lairgely Circassian.

There is airchaeological evidence that the aurie wis inhabitit frae the 6t century. The current veelage wis foondit in 1876 bi Circassians who wur exiled frae the Caucasus bi the Roushies tae the Ottoman Empire due tae the Roushie-Circassie War.

A Center for Circassian Heritage is situatit in the veelage.

The schuil in the veelage teaches in a mixed environment o classes in Circassian, Ebreu, Arabic an Inglis leids.[2]

Kfar Kama is ane o twa Circassian veelages in Israel. The ither ane is Rehaniya. The Circassians are Muslims, who unlike the main Israeli Arab Muslim minority, perform military service in the IDF, similar tae the Israeli Druze.

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  1. "POPULATION OF LOCALITIES NUMBERING ABOVE 2,000 INHABITANTS AND OTHER RURAL POPULATION" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008-12-31.
  2. מדברים פה בהרבה שפות? נקרא לזה "בית ספר רב לשוני". יולי חרומצ'נקו, הארץ