Chechnya

geographical name Chech·nya
variants: or Chechenya or Chechenia play \chech-ˈnyä, ˈchech-nyə\ or Chechen Republic play \chi-ˈchen\

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.

Chechen

adjective or noun

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