Zhaney

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Zhaney (Adyghe: Жьанэ Źane; Russian: Жанеевцы Žaneevcy) are one of the Adyghe tribes (sub-ethnic groups) of the Circassian people.

History[edit]

The Zhaneys were a very powerful Circassian tribe in the past. The authors of the 17th century indicate that they lived a bit above Abkhaz people’s land on the coast of the Black sea. The map of the 17th century also shows they lived right by the coast of the lower flow of Kubans, beyond Taman and Atchu. As a result of the bloody Russian–Circassian War, Zhaney tribe was almost wholly destroyed.