Chechen-Akkin (or Akkiy) is the highlander people, one of the oldest division of Vainakhs. They lived in the area of Gekhy upriver between Chechen and Ingushetia – it's the branch of Caucasian ridge on the contemporary Chechen territory. They speak Akkin dialect of Chechen language. At present Akkin communities live in Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Georgia and Syria.

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