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A Western journalist’s description of the Circassian peoples in 1838

The Circassian nation is composed of various tribes whose boundaries it is impossible to define accurately.......The tribes themselves ...are undergoing a perpetual change from the admission of new settlers  and prisoners of war, while the native inhabitants , from various causes,. Seek new abodes in other districts.

Source: The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, April 14, 1838