Chechens

Chechens

About Chechens

Chechens constitute a Caucasian native ethnic group of the Nakh peoples family originating in the North Caucasus region of Eastern Europe. They refer to themselves as Nokhchiy (pronounced [no__xtz_z_i__]) (singular Nokhchi or Nakhchuo). Chechen and Ingush peoples are collectively known as the Vainakh. The majority of Chechens today live in the Republic of Chechnya, a subdivision of the Russian Federation.