Definition of Ingush in English:

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Ingush

Pronunciation: /inˈɡo͞oSH/

noun (plural same or Ingushes)

1A member of a people living mainly in Ingushetia in the central Caucasus.
Example sentences
  • 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.

adjective

Relating to the Ingush or their language.
Example sentences
  • ‘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.

Origin

Russian.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: In·gush

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