Chechen Americans

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Chechen Americans
Чеченец Американцы
Нохчийн Америкин
Noxҫiyn Amerikin
Total population
250-1,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
New York City, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles
Languages
American English, Chechen, Russian
Religion
Sunni Islam

Chechen Americans are Americans of Chechen descent. Chechen people have origins from Chechnya, a federal subject of Russia.

Demographics[edit]

They are a small minority group with a population numbering only several hundred, as of 2013. Exact statistics are difficult to obtain because Chechens are categorized as Russians in asylee reports. The most significant Chechen communities are in the Boston, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles areas.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Ilyas Akhmadov, foreign minister of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
  • Khassan Baiev, trauma surgeon.
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (born 1993) and Tamerlan Tsarnaev (1986-2013), brothers convicted of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in Boston, Massachusetts.

  • References[edit]

    1. ^ Andrew Meier (April 19, 2013). "The Chechens in America: Why They're Here and Who They Are". The Daily Beast. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
    2. ^ Bishop, Tricia (April 28, 2013). "Chechens in U.S. feel shame, fear over Boston bombing". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved May 4, 2013.

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