[ dah-guh-stahn, dag-uh-stan; Russian duh-gyi-stahn ]

  1. an autonomous republic in the SW Russian Federation on the W shore of the Caspian Sea. 19,421 sq. mi. (50,300 sq. km). Capital: Makhachkala.: Formerly Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

  2. a closely woven carpet of this region having a floral design and a zigzag border, usually in pastel shades.

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How to use Dagestan in a sentence

  • It was Peter the Great who, in 1722, invaded Dagestan and seized the greater part of this territory.

    The Story of Russia | R. Van Bergen, M.A.