||38,200 in Russian Federation (2002 census). Population total all countries: 48,280.
||Karachay-Cherkess Republic. Also in Germany, Turkey (Asia).
||Abazin, Abazintsy, Ashuwa
||Tapanta, Ashkaraua (Ashkar, Ashxar), Bezshagh. Some dialects partially intelligible with Abkhaz [abk].
||North Caucasian, West Caucasian, Abkhaz-Abazin
||More vigorous in the Russian Federation than Turkey. About 95% speak it as L1. Most also use Russian.
||Newspapers. Radio programs. TV. Dictionary. Grammar.
||Cyrillic script. Latin script, used in Turkey.
||SOV; ergative-absolutive agreement on the verb. Muslim.