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The Chechen Republic or, informally, Chechnya, sometimes referred to as Ichkeria, Chechnia, Chechenia or Noxiyn, is a federal subject of Russia. It is located in the Northern Caucasus mountains, in the Southern Federal District.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Chechen-Ingush ASSR was split into the Republic of Ingushetia and proclaimed the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, which sought independence. Following the First Chechen War with Russia, Chechnya gained de facto independence as the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Russian federal control was restored during the Second Chechen War. Since then there has been a systematic reconstruction and rebuilding process, though sporadic fighting continues in the mountains and southern regions of the republic.

In 2006 the former president, Alu Alkhanov, proposed changing the official name of the republic to Noxiyn (or Nokhchiin) which is a transcription of the name in the Chechen language. (Ref: Wikipedia)

Chechen on

To find foods and foods and food-related items in in Chechen you may search by any of the following terms:
Chechen Chechenia Chechenya Chechnia Chechnya Ichkeria Ichkerian Ingush Nokhchiin Noxciyn Republic Russia Russian

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in Chechnya or Ingushetia may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Russian''.

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of milk, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Chechen milk' and then click on 'Translate from English'

One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as  'Russian' may help in a successful search.

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

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