Type Political Subdivision
Usage Russian, Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Indonesian, Macedonian, Malay, Mongolian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Swedish, Tagalog
Scripts Дагестан(Russian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Mongolian Cyrillic, Serbian)
Pronounced Pron. də-gyi-STAN(Russian) da-gi-STAHN(English) da-gi-STAN(English) da-gəs-TAN(German) da-GEH-stan(Polish) [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsDaghestan, Dagistan
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Meaning & History
Derived from Turkish dağ meaning "mountain" and the Persian suffix -ستان (-stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a federal subject of Russia.