Northwest Caucasian


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Related to Northwest Caucasian: Kartvelian, Yeniseian, Northeast Caucasian languages

Northwest Caucasian

n.
A family of languages of the Caucasus Mountains, including Abkhaz, known for their complex systems of consonants and small number of vowels.
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Table 5 suggests that the highest relative contribution of suffixation to word-formation in European languages should be sought primarily among Slavic languages, partly among Northwest Caucasian and Avar-Andic-Tsezic languages.
From the point of view of suffixation, the core of SAE is represented by Slavic languages, partly by Northwest Caucasian and Avar-Andic-Tsezic languages.

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