(of a country or region) having self-government, at least to a significant degree
another name for Mari El.
(of a country, state, or community) having a degree of, but not complete, self-government
an autonomous republic in the northwestern Caucasus in southwestern Russia; population 440,500 (est. 2009); capital, Maikop. Its population is largely Muslim. Full name Adygei Autonomous Republic
an autonomous republic in central Russia, west of the Urals; population 4,042,900 (est. 2009); capital, Ufa. Also called Bashkir Autonomous Republic, Bashkortostan
an autonomous republic in Russia, southeast of Nizhni Novgorod; population 835,400 (est. 2009); capital, Saransk. Also called Mordvinian Autonomous Republic