[muh-kahch-kuh-lah; Russian muh-khuh ch-kuh-lah]


[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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. a port in SW Russia, capital of the Dagestan Republic, on the Caspian Sea: fishing fleet; oil refining. Pop: 503 000 (2005 est)Former name (until 1921): Petrovsk
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