4 definitions by globetrotter2011

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1. Most commonly, when you hear the term "Caucasian" it is meant as a racial term synonymous with "European" or "white".

2. In its original meaning, the term "Caucasian" refers to the Caucasus region (which contains the independent states of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, as well as part of the Russian Federation). The Caucasus is considered a transitional zone between Europe and Asia.
1. "Two Caucasian males heading towards your location."

2. "The Chechens are a Caucasian ethnic group who are seeking independence from the Russian Federation."
by globetrotter2011 March 23, 2011
The Chechens are an ethnic group indigenous to the North Caucasus (which is located within the Russian Federation). They are mostly Sunni Muslim and bilingual in the Russian and Chechen languages.
Since the 1990s a large number of Chechens have been seeking independence from the Russian Federation, often by violent means. This has led to widespread anti-Chechen sentiment among ethnic Russians.
The Chechen population:
Chechnya - 1,050,000
Dagestan - 115,000
Ingushetia - 103,000
rest of the Russian Federation - 300,000
by globetrotter2011 March 23, 2011
A member of one of one of the following ethnicities: Russians, Ukrainians (AKA Rusyns or Ruthenians), Belarusians (AKA Byelorussians), Serbs, Montenegrins, Croats, Bosniaks, Czechs, Gorani, Sorbs (AKA Wends or Lusatians), Slovenes, Czechs, Macedonian Slavs, Slovaks, Poles, Bulgarians.

Generally considered to exclude minorities such as Jews, Roma, Turks, Germans, Albanians and Magyars who reside within Slavic-majority countries.
Not all Eastern Europeans are Slavs: Magyars, Romanians, Latvians, Lithuanians and Estonians are not.
by globetrotter2011 March 23, 2011
Traditionally, the English term "Wend" referred to any West Slavs who lived as a minority in German-majority areas.

Nowadays the term is used to refer to the Sorbs, who are a West Slavic people that inhabit parts of the German states of Brandenburg and Saxony. The term is not nowadays used to refer to Poles, Czechs or Slovaks who have migrated to Germany, nor to their descendants.
The Texas Wends are a group of people descended from a congregation of approximately 588 Sorbian/Wendish people under the leadership and pastoral care of John Kilian, who emigrated from Lusatia (part of Germany) to Texas in 1854. Their major settlement is the town of Serbin.
by globetrotter2011 March 23, 2011

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