Ingushetia definitions

ĭn'go͝o-shē'tē-ə, ĭng'-
A region of southwest Russia in the northern Caucasus west of Chechnya. Conquered by Russia in the 1800s, Ingushetia and Chechnya later formed a semiautonomous republic within the USSR. Ingushetia approved separation from Chechnya in a referendum (1991) and became a constituent republic of the Russian Federation the following year.