What does dagestan mean?

Definitions for dagestanˌdɑ gəˈstɑn, ˌdæg əˈstæn

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  1. Dagestan(ProperNoun)

    A Russian republic in the Caucasus region.

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


  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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dagestan

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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. 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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