What does Dagestan mean?

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Proper noun
  1. A Russian republic in the Caucasus region.
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Interfax also reported that four Russian soldiers were killed and two injured in a helicopter crash on the border of Chechnya and the neighbouring Russian region of Dagestan.
And many of those female suicide bombers hail from Dagestan, a violent region in the North Caucasus.
A former Russian ambassador to Tajikistan, he is an ethnic Dagestani and president of Russia's Republic of Dagestan.
Avar is a written language of Dagestan, which has somewhat more than half a million speakers.
It was Peter the Great who, in 1722, invaded Dagestan and seized the greater part of this territory.
Avars or Caucasian Avars are a modern people of Caucasus, mainly of Dagestan, in which they are the predominant group.

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