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ˌdɑ gəˈstɑn, ˌdæg əˈstændages·tan

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  1. Dagestannoun

    A Russian republic in the Caucasus region.

  2. Etymology: Derived from Turkic dağ and the Persian suffix -stan.


  1. Dagestan

    Dagestan ( DAG-i-STA(H)N; Russian: Дагеста́н; IPA: [dəɡʲɪˈstan]), officially the Republic of Dagestan, is a republic of Russia situated in the North Caucasus of Eastern Europe, along the Caspian Sea. It is located north of the Greater Caucasus, and is a part of the North Caucasian Federal District. The republic is the southernmost tip of Russia, sharing land borders with the countries of Azerbaijan and Georgia to the south and southwest, the Russian republics of Chechnya and Kalmykia to the west and north, and with Stavropol Krai to the northwest. Makhachkala is the republic's capital and largest city; other major cities are Derbent, Kizlyar, Izberbash, Kaspiysk, and Buynaksk. Dagestan covers an area of 50,300 square kilometres (19,400 square miles), with a population of over 3.1 million, consisting of over 30 ethnic groups and 81 nationalities. With 14 official languages, and 12 ethnic groups each constituting more than 1% of its total population, the republic is one of Russia's most linguistically and ethnically diverse, and one of the most heterogeneous administrative divisions in the world. Most of the residents speak one of the Northeast Caucasian, or Turkic, languages; however, Russian is the primary language and the lingua franca in the republic.


  1. Dagestan

    The Republic of Dagestan is a federal subject of Russia, located in the North Caucasus region. Its capital and largest city is Makhachkala, located at the center of Dagestan on the Caspian Sea. With a population of 2,910,249, Dagestan is ethnically very diverse with several dozen ethnic groups and subgroups inhabiting the republic, most of which speak Caucasian and Turkic languages. Largest among these ethnic groups are the Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, and Laks. Ethnic Russians comprise about 4.5% of Dagestan's total population. Russian is the primary official language and the lingua franca among the ethnic groups. Dagestan has been a scene of low-level Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, ethnic tensions and terrorism since the 1990s. According to International Crisis Group, the militant Islamist organization Shariat Jamaat is responsible for much of the violence. Much of the tension is rooted in an internal Islamic conflict between traditional Sufi groups advocating secular government and more recently introduced Salafist teachers preaching the implementation of Sharia law in Dagestan.

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  1. Dagestan

    One of the former Associated Soviet Socialist Republics, situated on the Caspian Sea in southwest Russia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dagestan in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dagestan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of dagestan in a Sentence

  1. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    There are people from Dagestan, from Kyrgyzstan, from Tajikistan, unfortunately, people from neighboring northern Caucasus countries are involved in this business.

  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov:

    All the time when I fight in The UFC, I didnt have almost 100 % support in the stadium, but( in Abu Dhabi), I think Im going to feel Dustin Poiriers area, because I feel Dustin Poiriers area is Dustin Poiriers area. Dustin Poiriers area is not Dustin Poiriers area. These people dont come to watch fight because of Dustin Poiriers. These people come because of me. Thats why I feel Im going to have big, big support from my friends here in Middle East. A lot of people are going to come from USSR countries, Russia, from Dagestan, from the Arabic countries. A lot of people are going to come support me.

  3. Cederic Leighton:

    The Tsarnaev brothers came from Dagestan and that area is right at the crossroads of all of these occurrences, where you got Islamic fundamentalist at work, Russian state trying to prevent it … all of these things could very easily reach our shores, especially if refugees start coming from this area, so there are definitely potential implications for U.S. security.

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