Dagestan: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dä"gu-stän', dag"u-stan' Russ. du-gyi-stän'), [key]
— n.
  1. an autonomous republic in the SW Russian Federation on the W shore of the Caspian Sea. 1,800,000; 19,421 sq. mi. (50,300 sq. km). Cap.: Makhachkala. Formerly,
  2. a closely woven carpet of this region having a floral design and a zigzag border, usually in pastel shades.
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