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Type Political Subdivision
Scripts Чечня(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. chich-NYA(Russian)
CHECH-nee-ə(English)
CHECH-nyee-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "(place) of the Chechens", derived from the Russian name for the Chechen people. The exonym is of uncertain meaning, with Russian folk etymologies suggesting that it originates from the name of a village; on the other hand, it may be derived from the Kabardian name Шашан (Shashan). This is the name of a federal subject of Russia.
Added 5/16/2016 by highexpectasians
Edited 9/9/2021 by lezginkas, Mike C and highexpectasians