Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of Chechnya.
  • n. A member of the predominant, traditionally Muslim ethnic group of Chechnya.
  • n. The Caucasian language of the Chechens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Chechnya
  • n. An ethnic group originating from Chechnya in the North Caucasus region.
  • n. Someone belonging to this ethnic group.
  • proper n. A North-Central Caucasian language spoken in Chechnya.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or inhabitant of Chechnya
  • adj. of or relating to Chechnya or its people or culture
  • n. a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen

Etymologies

Obsolete Russian, from Kabardian (Caucasian language of southwest Russia and Turkey) šešen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Hoping to coopt the nationalists, Zavgayev allowed them to convene a so-called Chechen National Congress in November 1990.

    The Return

  • In December 1993, Umar Avturkhanov, a former police officer and protégé of Zavgayev, formed a so-called Chechen Provisional Council in the Nadterechny region, two hours north of Grozny.

    The Return

  • In May Mr. Yeltsin called the Chechen war the "greatest mistake" of his first term, and arbitrarily declared it to be "over."

    Chechnya: How Russia Lost

  • The Chechen was the red-haired man who had fetched his brother's body away after Lukashka had killed him.

    The Cossacks

  • "We have destroyed many odious gang leaders, and we will also get Umarov soon," he said referring to Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, who has claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of Moscow's largest airport in January.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • Lieutenant Marietta and Lt.Col. David Fivecoat, the battalion commander, said that the language had been identified as Chechen - a rare and tantalizing scrap of evidence that fighters from that region are present in eastern Afghanistan.

    NYT > Home Page

  • March 30, 2010: The two Moscow bombers were identified as Chechen women, probably widows.

    StrategyPage.com

  • "The so-called Chechen trace is traditionally viewed as the main one during investigations of such disasters," said Alexei Mukhin, an analyst at the Centre for Political Information.

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  • "The so-called Chechen trace is traditionally viewed as the main one during investigations of such disasters," said Alexei Mukhin of the Centre for Political Information -- but added that outdated infrastructure also caused major accidents in Russia.

    China Post Online - Taiwan , News , Taiwan newspaper

  • "The so-called Chechen trace is traditionally viewed as the main one during investigations into such disasters," said Alexei Mukhin, an analyst at the Centre for Political Information.

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