Kabardian (Eastern Cherkess) is an Abkhazo-Adygian language of the Caucasus, principally in the republics of Kabardino-Balkariya and Karachayevo-Cherkesiya. It is spoken by two peoples: The Kabardians, and the Circassians, with sometimes some differences. Kabardian belongs to the Northwestern branch of the Caucasian family. It is written in the cyrillic alphabet with an additional letter. Kabardian is her native language, but the echo returned to her by the mountains is always in French! She likes to smile at it, and search its meaning. Perhaps, she will be touched by this little kabardian poem, that I send to her? It is in a language spoken by less than 640,000 speakers, including HER!
Bela of Lermontov's novel
The Kabardians are Eastern Cherkesses. Did the pretty Cherkess Bela of Lermontov's novel speak the kabardian? I encourage you to read this very beautiful novel: "A hero of our time". There are many descendants of the Kabardians in Turkey, many emigrated to this country in the 19th century.