Chechnya

geographical name Chech·nya \chech-ˈnyä, ˈchech-nyə\\chi-ˈchen\
variants: or

Chechenya

or

Chechenia

\chech-ˈnyä, ˈchech-nyə\play or

Chechen Republic

\chi-ˈchen\play

Definition of Chechnya

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

Chechen

adj or noun

CHECHNYA Defined for English Language Learners

Chechnya

geographical name Chech·nya \chech-ˈnyä, ˈchech-nyə\\chi-ˈchen\

Definition of Chechnya for English Language Learners

  • : part of Russia


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