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A region of southwest Russia in the northern Caucasus west of Chechnya. Conquered by Russia in the 1800s, Ingushetia and Chechnya later formed a semiautonomous republic within the USSR. Ingushetia approved separation from Chechnya in a referendum (1991) and became a constituent republic of the Russian Federation the following year.
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In•gu•she•tia(ˌɪn gʊˈʃi ʃə)
an autonomous republic of the Russian Federation, in Caucasia. Cap.: Nazran.
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