Pronunciation: (chu-chen'), [key]
—pl. -chens, (esp. collectively) -chen for 1.
1. a member of a Sunni Muslim people living in the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Republic and adjacent areas, closely related to the Ingush.
2. the Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen.
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