Kabardian is a Northwest Caucasian language spoken by the Kabardians in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic and adjacent areas of Russia. It is closely related to the Adyghe language.
Kabardian is a difficult language for foreigners to learn, due to its complex grammar and unfamiliar sounds. However, it is possible to learn with the help of a tutor or by using one of the few Kabardian language courses available.
The Kabardian alphabet is based on the Cyrillic script and contains 33 letters. Kabardian has no written standard, but there is a growing body of literature in the language, including books, magazines, and newspapers.
Kabardian is spoken by about 1 million people, most of whom live in the Kabardino-Balkar Republic. It is also spoken in parts of Dagestan, Georgia, and Turkey.