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Dagestan

Syllabification: Da·ge·stan
Pronunciation: /ˌdäɡəˈstän
 
, ˌdaɡəˈstan
 
/

Definition of Dagestan in English:

An autonomous republic in southwestern Russia, on the western shore of the Caspian Sea; population 2,707,900 (est. 2009); capital, Makhachkala.

Derivatives

Dagestani

1
noun & adjective
Example sentences
  • Dagestani police officials said several gunmen were in a small village near Shauri, but they did not specify its name.
  • In August, a follow-on accord was negotiated in the Dagestani town of Khasavyurt, with the former general Alexander Lebed serving as Russia's chief negotiator.
  • A man recognised the Dagestani victim as his missing brother; he had vanished in Moscow several months earlier.

Dagestanian

2
noun & adjective
Example sentences
  • Therefore, by rights, Ukrainian & Dagestanian women can be considered among the most feminine in the world.
  • The Nakho-Dagestanian (Northeast Caucasian) group consists of the Nakh and Dagestanian languages.

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