[ˌdagɪ'stα:nɪən, -'stanɪən]
1》 a native or inhabitant of Dagestan, an autonomous republic in SW Russia.
2》 the family of North Caucasian languages spoken in Dagestan.
adjective relating to Dagestan or its language.

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