- a member of a Sunni Muslim people living in the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas, closely related to the Ingush.
- the Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen.
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Examples from the Web for chechen
A year ago at a public meeting Kadyrov accused the NGO and its JMG lawyers of being “enemies of the Chechen people.”
But Chechen leader Kadyrov does not think that Committee Against Torture was needed in Chechnya.
Outside, again, tensions have not been this high in the Chechen capital for years.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present
December 9, 2014
On it a young beardless man speaks Chechen and Arabic with a soft accent.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia
December 4, 2014
In 2012 Chechen authorities reported turnout at 99.55 percent.Ramzan Kadyrov: The Man Between Putin and ISIS
October 8, 2014
- a member of a people of Russia, speaking a Circassian language and chiefly inhabiting the Chechen Republic
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