117,500 in Russian Federation (2010 census). No monolinguals (Ministry of Education, Adygea Republic). Population total all countries: 491,800. Ethnic population: 128,500.
Adygeya Republic. Also in Egypt, France, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Macedonia, Netherlands, Syria, Turkey, United States.
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. Most similar to Kabardian [kbd].
96% speak it as L1. All domains. All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus].
Some literature. Muslim (Sunni).