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Avar-Andian etymology :

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Protoform: *čonHi
North Caucasian etymology: North Caucasian etymology
Meaning: 1 game, wild animal 2 deer 3 chamois 3 mount. goat
Avar: čan 1,2
Andian language: čon 1
Akhvakh: čani 1,3
Chamalal: čãj 3 (Gig.)
Tindi: čani 3
Karata: čane 1
Godoberi: čãji 3
Comments: Av. paradigm C (čaní-l/čaná-l, čána-l/čún-dul). A loan from some Av.-Andian language is probably Tsez. čan / čanja / čaInja 'goat' (although it means now "domestic goat" - obviously under the influence of the common Tsez. word *can 'goat' which was lost in Tsez.).

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