Nakh people – Chechen men women traditional costumes

North Caucasus Land

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The Chechens are an ethnic group of the Nakh people; the Nakh  (Chechen, Ingush and Kist) belong to the Northeast Caucasian family.

The Chechen population counts 1.500.000 people; up to 500.000 were displaced to Europe after the second war (in Germany, France, Scandinavia, Poland, Belgium).

Chechens refer to themselves as “Noxchi”.

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Chechen society is a very traditional one. Men are seen as sole bread winners in the family household, while women’s duty and main purpose in life is to become a wife and good mother. It’s a society divided on sexes (like most conservative muslim societies) – men and women do not usually socialize unless they are related.

You may read  a comprehensive book on Chechens (or download)  HERE – pdf book, need Adobe reader installed.

or get it on Amazon The Chechens: A Handbook



Chechen dance ensemble “Vainakh”, founded in 1939 (in the full dance program, they…

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