In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1chechenothe Chechen Republic — la República de Chechenia
- They used the Chechen language to talk with each other, but they spoke Russian to us.
- The Chechen language is unique to the Caucasus region, and not related to any languages outside of this region.
- ‘There were these Chechen women who were sitting next to a couple of Russian sisters and their children, and they talked,’ he says.
- But the origins of the Chechen conflict lie not in Islamic militancy but in the 19th century Chechen struggle to resist absorption by the Russian empire.
- Until 1991, Chechnya had two official languages, Chechen and Russian.
2(person)checheno masculinechechena feminine
- I'll have to check and see if we've had any talk with Chechens recently.
- Others think they may be Chechens or Ingush - another Caucasus ethnic group - or even local men.
- The letter appears to contradict Russian claims that the Chechens made no proper demands to end the standoff.
- Most were Uzbeks, but there were also Afghans, Chechens, Uighurs from China and a small number of Arabs.
- The British Foreign Office met with a representative of the Chechens in January.
- The Chechens therefore have retained many traditional customs and practices.
- The Chechens met the Russians in urban combat in Grozny and soon Chechen snipers took a toll on Russian forces.
- The Ingush, closely related to the Chechens, are predominantly Muslim.
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