Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

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

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Chechnya
  • adjective of or relating to Chechnya or its people or culture
  • noun a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen

Etymologies

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

[Obsolete Russian, from Kabardian (Caucasian language of southwest Russia and Turkey) šešen.]

Examples

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

    The Return

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

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