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Type Settlement
Usage Russian
Scripts Махачкала(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. mə-khəch-ku-LA  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "Makhach's fortress", from the given name Makhach and Kumyk къала (qala) meaning "fortress". This is the name of the capital city of the Russian republic of Dagestan, named in honour of Magomed-Ali "Makhach" Dadaev (1882-1918), a Dagestani revolutionary.
Added 6/20/2016 by HL
Edited 9/9/2021 by HL