Chechnya

geographical name
Chech·​nya
variants: or Chechenya or Chechenia \ chech-​ˈnyä How to pronounce Chechnya (audio) , ˈchech-​nyə \ or Chechen Republic \ chi-​ˈchen How to pronounce Chechnya (audio) \

Definition of Chechnya

republic of southeastern Russia in Europe on the northern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains; capital Grozny area 4750 square miles (12,302 square kilometers), population 1,103,686

Note: Russian suppression of an independence movement resulted in extensive violence in Chechnya throughout most of the 1990s and into the 2000s.

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Chechen adjective or noun

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“Chechnya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chechnya. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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