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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.
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n, pl -chens or -chen
(Peoples) a member of a people of Russia, speaking a Circassian language and chiefly inhabiting the Chechen Republic
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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.
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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
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A. ADJchecheno
B. N (Chechen or Chechens (pl)) → checheno/a m/f
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(= person) → Tchétchène mf
(= language) → tchétchène m
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n pl <Chechens or Chechen> → Tschetschene m, → Tschetschenin f
adjtschetschenisch; the Chechen Republicdie Tschetschenische Republik
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One of the first Chechens to join the nascent Daesh was Umar Shishani, who pledged allegiance to the group in early 2013.
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He is a Russian-speaking Chechen from Germany and operating under the group Katibat Al-Aqsa led by Chechens within the ISIS.
He asserted his support for Syria, noting that his government is working to raise awareness among the Chechen people of the fact that the war on Syria is waged by the enemies of Islam, affirming that Chechnya will not allow Chechens who join terrorist organizations in Syria to return to the country.
During the early part of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), analysts were quick to see Chechens in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other hot spots outside of Chechnya.
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Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on Wednesday denied reports he sent soldiers to aid pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine, while not ruling out that some Chechens could have gone there voluntarily.
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