117,500 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 491,800. 0 monolinguals ( Ministry of Education, Adygea Republic). Ethnic population: 129,000 (2010 census).
Adygeya Republic, Kransnodarskiy Kray, Karachayevo-Cherkesiya, and Stavropol’skiy Kray.
2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Adyghea (1995, Constitution, Adyghea Republic, Article 2).
Abadzex (Abadzakh, Abadzeg), Bezhedukh (Bzedux, Bzhedug, Chemgui, Temirgoj), Natuzaj (Natukhai), Shapsug (Sapsug), Xakuchi. Reportedly similar to Kabardian [kbd].
96% speak it as L1. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. 100% also use Russian [rus].
Some literature. Muslim (Sunni).