A north-west Caucasian or Abhax-Adyge sub-group of Caucasian languages. The Ubykh people migrated from the Caucasus to Turkey in the 1860s, when they numbered several thousand.
The language is now extinct*. The few of Ubykh decent who survive speak Kabard-Cherkes or Adyghe. (George L. Campbell :1991, 2000)
[*the last speaker died in October 1992].
Ubykh had the most extensive consonantal inventory of all the Caucasian languages (Hans Vogt).
|Readings from "Dictionnaire de la langue oubykh : avec introduction phonologique, index, français-oubykh, texts oubykhs" [Word list, readings and song]||UB M 1a-c|