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Chakobsa was a real-life secret language used by the medieval Chechen knights and princes. The name is derived from Bzhedukh (another Caucasian language) words ''šhə-k'oa-bza'', meaning 'the language of hunters' [http://www.languagehat.com/archives/003126.php]. Since the fictional Chakobsa is said to be a hunting language, it is probable that Frank Herbert, who was interested in Muslim cultures, knew about this fact.
 
Chakobsa was a real-life secret language used by the medieval Chechen knights and princes. The name is derived from Bzhedukh (another Caucasian language) words ''šhə-k'oa-bza'', meaning 'the language of hunters' [http://www.languagehat.com/archives/003126.php]. Since the fictional Chakobsa is said to be a hunting language, it is probable that Frank Herbert, who was interested in Muslim cultures, knew about this fact.
   
The Chakobsa and Fremen language of the Duniverse appears to be a portmandeau of French, Romani, Hebrew, Slavic, Greek and heavily altered Persian, Turkish, Sanskrit and Arabic.
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The Chakobsa and Fremen language of the Duniverse appears to be a portmandeau of French, Romani, Hebrew, Slavic, Greek and heavily altered Persian, Turkish and Arabic.
   
   
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