Definitions

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

  • An autonomous republic of southwest Russia bordering on the Caspian Sea. Settled in the first millennium BC, it was ceded to Russia by Persia in 1813.

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  • proper noun A Russian republic in the Caucasus region.

Etymologies

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Derived from Turkic dağ ("mountain") and the Persian suffix -stan.

Examples

  • DAGESTAN - Lying between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea, Dagestan is increasingly gripped by bombings and almost daily clashes among police, militants and criminal gangs.

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  • Because the club is located in Dagestan, which is politically unstable and possibly unappealing to wealthy athletes, the players live and train in Moscow during the week and fly about 1,000 miles to appear in home matches.

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  • The BBC reports shootings and bombings are frequent in Dagestan, which is battling a growing Islamist insurgency.

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  • Both cities are in Dagestan, which is Chechnya's eastern neighbor and has been plagued by insurgent violence for more than a decade.

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  • There has always been competition for power in Dagestan, which is cobbled together out of more than 30 ethnic groups, but with the Soviet collapse it turned violent.

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  • In mid-August, Medvedev criticized Khloponin for the poor situation in Dagestan, which is among the most subsidized Russian regions with very low quality of life.

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  • Both cities are in Dagestan, which is Chechnya's eastern neighbour and has been plagued by insurgent violence for more than a decade.

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  • Dagestan, which is predominantly Muslim, sees almost daily violence, with many of the militants inspired by or affiliated with Islamist separatists in neighboring Chechnya.

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  • Both cities are in Dagestan, which is Chechnya's eastern neighbour and has been plagued by insurgent violence for more than a decade.

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  • In mid-August, Medvedev criticized Khloponin for the poor situation in Dagestan, which is among the most subsidized Russian regions with very low quality of life.

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