The twelve Adyghe tribes

 

The main Adyghe tribes are:

* Abadzeh

* Besleney

* Bzhedug

* Yegeruqay

* Zhaney

* Kabarday

* Mamheg

* Natuhay

* Temirgoy

* Ubyh

* Shapsug

* Hatuqwai

Many Adyghe allocated in the Caucasus region are Bzhedug and Temirgoy, while the majority of those in the diaspora are Abadzeh and Shapsug.