What is the legacy?

Circassians in Turkey

Circassian family

Over time the exiled ‘Circassians’ tended to become ‘Turks (or Jordanians, etc.) of Circassian descent’. Nevertheless, even in Turkey the younger generation still speak Circassian - albeit only poorly, as a second language - and profess a sentimental pride in the Circassian heritage. In Jordan, Palestine-Israel, Saudi Arabia and other countries that formed part of the Ottoman empire, compact communities of Circassians still exist. In Jordan Circassians exercise important functions as military officers and businessmen

Stephen D.Shenfield, The Circassians, A forgetten Genocide?  In: The Massacre in History’  Ed. By  Mark Levene & Penny Roberts,Oxford:2006.  

 

Circassian family