Definition of Ingush in English:


Syllabification: In·gush
Pronunciation: /inˈgo͞oSH

noun (plural same or Ingushes)

  • 1A member of a people living mainly in Ingushetia in the central Caucasus.
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    • According to the local law enforcement forces, Chechens and Ingushes still play a central role in the supply and distribution of illegal drugs in the neighboring North Ossetia.
    • Following Stalin's death in 1953, the Soviet government returned the Ingush and Chechens to their homeland by 1957.
    • He uses as examples the rediscovery of the Alans and the Ingush.
  • 2The North Caucasian language of the Ingush.


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  • Relating to the Ingush or their language.
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    • ‘Let's assume that some hotheads decide to settle scores with Ingush citizens,’ said the former president of Ingushetia, and a negotiator for Russian authorities during the siege.
    • The presence of Ingush raiders could threaten to inflame long-standing tensions between them and ethnic Ossetians, who are the majority in the republic of North Ossetia where the school was seized.
    • Most have been taken in by Ingush families, while roughly 77,000 live in tent colonies and rail carriages.



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