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Maikop

[mahy-kawp] /maɪˈkɔp/
noun
1.
a city in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Krasnodar.

Adygei

[ah-duh-gey, ah-duh-gey; Russian uh-di-gyey] /ˈɑ dəˌgeɪ, ˌɑ dəˈgeɪ; Russian ʌ dɪˈgyeɪ/
noun
1.
Official name Adygei Autonomous Region. an autonomous region in the Russian Federation, part of the Krasnodar territory, in the NW Caucasus Mountains. 1505 sq. mi. (3903 sq. km).
Capital: Maikop.
2.
a Circassian language spoken in the Adygei Autonomous Region.
Also, Adighe, Adyghe.
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British Dictionary definitions for Maikop

Maikop

/Russian majˈkɔp/
noun
1.
a city in SW Russia, capital of the Adygei Republic: extensive oilfields to the southwest; mineral springs. Pop: 165 000 (2005 est)

Adygei

/ˈɑːdɪˌɡeɪ; ˌɑːdɪˈɡeɪ; ˌɑːdɪˈɡɛ/
noun
1.
(pl) -gei, -geis, -ghe, -ghes. a member of a Circassian people of the Northwest Caucasus
2.
the Circassian language, esp its Western dialect Compare Kabardian
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Encyclopedia Article for Maikop

city and capital of the republic of Adygea, Krasnodar kray (region), Russia, on the right bank of the Belaya River. Maykop (from the Adyghian myequape meaning "valley of apple trees") was founded in 1857 as a Russian fortress. Food processing is the city's leading industry; metalworking, machine building, timber working, and tannin extracting are also important. The Maykop oil fields lie southwest of the city. In 1950 a hydroelectric plant was completed on the Belaya. The many mineral springs in the neighbourhood have given Maykop some importance as a spa. The city has a teacher-training institute and an institute of the Adyghian language, history, and literature. Pop. (1994 est.) 163,600.

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