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Makhachkala

[muh-kahch-kuh-lah; Russian muh-khuh ch-kuh-lah] /məˌkɑtʃ kəˈlɑ; Russian mə xətʃ kʌˈlɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport and capital of Dagestan, in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Caspian Sea.

Dagestan

[dah-guh-stahn, dag-uh-stan; Russian duh-gyi-stahn] /ˌdɑ gəˈstɑn, ˌdæg əˈstæn; Russian də gyɪˈstɑn/
noun
1.
an autonomous republic in the SW Russian Federation on the W shore of the Caspian Sea. 19,421 sq. mi. (50,300 sq. km).
Capital: Makhachkala.
Formerly Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
2.
a closely woven carpet of this region having a floral design and a zigzag border, usually in pastel shades.
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Makhachkala

/Russian məxətʃkaˈla/
noun
1.
a port in SW Russia, capital of the Dagestan Republic, on the Caspian Sea: fishing fleet; oil refining. Pop: 503 000 (2005 est) Former name (until 1921) Petrovsk
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