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Type Political Subdivision
Usage Chechen
Scripts Нохчийчоь(Chechen)
Pronounced Pron. nwawkh-chee-CHWUU  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsNokhchicho, Noxçiyçö, Noxchicho, Noxchiycho

Meaning & History

From Chechen нохчий (nokhchiy), the plural of the endonym нохчо (nokhcho), combined with the suffix -чоь (-cho) meaning "place of". The ethnic name is believed to be derived from Nakh нах (nakh) meaning "people" or "man, person". This is the Chechen name for Chechnya.
Added 5/16/2016 by HL
Edited 5/17/2020 by Mike C and HL