The Yegeruqway (Adyghe: Еджэрыкъуай, romanized: Yedjərıqway; Russian: Егерукаевцы, Yegerukaevtsy) were one of the twelve major Circassian tribes, representing one of the twelve stars on the green-and-gold Circassian flag.[1] There is also a small town with a form of the same name Egerukhay (Russian: Егерухай, Yegerukhaj) in the Koshekhablsky District, Adygea, Russia.

Location of the Circassian tribes in Eastern Europe, early 19th century. Note that the upper half which is shown empty was also inhabited by the Circassians until the late 18th century.

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Other Adyghe tribes:


  1. ^ "Circassians". 2010. Archived from the original on August 20, 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2016. The 12 Circassian tribes: Abadzeh Besleney Bzhedug Yegeruqay Zhaney Kabarday Mamheg Natuhay Temirgoy Ubyh Shapsug Hatukay. The twelve stars on the Adyghe Flag also refers to the twelve tribes.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)