Definition of Dagestani in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdäɡəˈstänē/ /ˌdɑɡəˈstɑni/ /ˌdaɡəˈstanē/ /ˌdæɡəˈstæni/


  • Relating to or characteristic of the autonomous republic of Dagestan in southwestern Russia or its inhabitants.

    ‘a hotel in the Dagestani capital’
    • ‘Our driver speeds down the avenue and through a vast archway of white Dagestani stone.’
    • ‘He said his daughter had a psychology degree and worked as a schoolteacher in a small Dagestani village.’
    • ‘Avar is a Dagestani language, but was written with an Arabic script until the twentieth century.’
    • ‘His widow said she received a three-room apartment in Moscow and a two-room apartment in the Dagestani town of Kaspiisk.’
    • ‘His mother was Dagestani, and the family spoke Russian at home.’


  • A native or inhabitant of the autonomous republic of Dagestan in southwestern Russia.

    ‘the foundation says it can help Dagestanis living outside the republic’
    • ‘If the Dagestani can get healthy in time to make that fight happen soon, let's do it.’
    • ‘A former Russian ambassador to Tajikistan, he is an ethnic Dagestani and president of Russia's Republic of Dagestan.’
    • ‘An explosion of noise and identity was unleashed as both Geordies and Dagestanis shook hands, sang our songs and took countless pictures.’
    • ‘The Brazilian forward rescued a point for Terek Grozny against Anzhi Makhachkala, dramatically denying the Dagestanis a first win of the Russian Premier League season with a late penalty.’
    • ‘You need to teach Dagestanis how to wrestle?’