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a. A native or inhabitant of Chechnya.
b. A member of the predominant, traditionally Muslim ethnic group of Chechnya.
2. The Northeast Caucasian language of the Chechens.

[Obsolete Russian, from Kabardian (Caucasian language of southwest Russia and Turkey) šešen.]

Chech′en adj.


n, pl -chens or -chen
(Peoples) a member of a people of Russia, speaking a Circassian language and chiefly inhabiting the Chechen Republic



n., pl. -chens, (esp. collectively) -chen.
1. a member of a people of the central Caucasus Mountains and adjacent steppes to the north.
2. the Caucasian language of the Chechens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chechen - a native or inhabitant of Chechnya
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
2.Chechen - a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen
Caucasian language, Caucasian - a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
Adj.1.Chechen - of or relating to Chechnya or its people or culture


A. ADJchecheno
B. N (Chechen or Chechens (pl)) → checheno/a m/f


(= person) → Tchétchène mf
(= language) → tchétchène m


n pl <Chechens or Chechen> → Tschetschene m, → Tschetschenin f
adjtschetschenisch; the Chechen Republicdie Tschetschenische Republik
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