Circassian Benevolent Association

Welcome to the CBA (Circassian Benevolent Association)

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Upcoming Events

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August 4, 12:00 AM

Free

General Members Meeting

Regular quarterly meeting held for the general membership of the CBA to discuss association business.

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August 31, 8:00 AM

Free

Adiga Day (TBD)

Adiga Day

The yearly celebration of the CBA community.

Details and price to be publicized in August.

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Learn About the CBA

The Circassian Benevolent Association, nestled in the quaint town of Wayne, New Jersey, stands as a beacon of cultural heritage and community spirit. Established in the late 19th century by early Circassian immigrants, this association has been a cornerstone of support and cultural preservation for the Circassian community in America.

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Circassian History

Circassians, also called Cherkess or Adyghe (Adyghe and Kabardian: Адыгэхэр, romanized: Adygekher), are an indigenous Northwest Caucasian ethnic group and nation native to the historical country-region of Circassia in the North Caucasus.

As a consequence of the Circassian genocide perpetrated by the Russian Empire in the 19th century during the Russo-Circassian War, most Circassians were exiled from their homeland in Circassia to modern-day Turkey and the rest of the Middle East, where most of them are today.

In the early 1990s, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization estimated that there are as many as 3.7 million Circassians in diaspora in over 50 countries.

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We are located at 383 Oldham Road, Wayne, NJ 07470

Our main office number is (973) 790-8979

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