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TYPE: Political Subdivision
OTHER SCRIPTS: Хакасия (Russian)
OTHER FORMS: Khakasiya
Meaning & History
Derived from the name Khakas
, referring to the native Khakas people (a Turkic ethnic group) who originally inhabited the area. The etymological origin of the name Khakas
is unknown. Khakassia is a federal subject of Russia, located near the border between Russia