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TYPE: Political Subdivision
OTHER SCRIPTS: Чечня (Russian), Нохчийчоь (Chechen)
OTHER FORMS: Noxçiyçö, Chechenia, Chechneya, Chechnia, Chechniya
Meaning & History
Derived from Russian Чечня (Chechnya)
, which is possibly from Kabardian shashan
with an unknown meaning. The term "Chechen" was first seen in Arabic texts in the 8th century. Chechnya (known as the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria during the Chechen secession from Russia in the 1990s) is a Russian republic located in the Caucasus