One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of the largely Muslim people inhabiting Chechnya.
- ‘The Ingush, closely related to the Chechens, are predominantly Muslim.’
- ‘I'll have to check and see if we've had any talk with Chechens recently.’
- ‘Others think they may be Chechens or Ingush - another Caucasus ethnic group - or even local men.’
- ‘The British Foreign Office met with a representative of the Chechens in January.’
- ‘The Chechens met the Russians in urban combat in Grozny and soon Chechen snipers took a toll on Russian forces.’
- ‘The letter appears to contradict Russian claims that the Chechens made no proper demands to end the standoff.’
- ‘The Chechens therefore have retained many traditional customs and practices.’
- ‘Most were Uzbeks, but there were also Afghans, Chechens, Uighurs from China and a small number of Arabs.’
2The North Caucasian language of the Chechen.
- ‘Until 1991, Chechnya had two official languages, Chechen and Russian.’
Relating to the Chechen or their language.
- ‘But the origins of the Chechen conflict lie not in Islamic militancy but in the 19th century Chechen struggle to resist absorption by the Russian empire.’
- ‘They used the Chechen language to talk with each other, but they spoke Russian to us.’
- ‘‘There were these Chechen women who were sitting next to a couple of Russian sisters and their children, and they talked,’ he says.’
- ‘The Chechen language is unique to the Caucasus region, and not related to any languages outside of this region.’
From obsolete Russian chechen (earlier form of chechenets).
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