Chechen love poem translated by Aza, a nice girl from Grozny. The Chechens inhabit the central part of the North Caucasus, there are 1 million in Chechnya. I like this translation, it is part of my favorites, because I find there a very personal feeling of childhood, as with some others. But I miss a voice, her voice, that of this woman for whom I wrote this poem, it is her who will one day send it to me.
Chechen is a language of the nakh group of nakho-daghestanian languages which comprises several dialects, a dozen, this of Grozny defining the Chechen language. It is closely related to ingush language, the two are for most part mutually intelligible. Il belongs to the North-Central branch of the Caucasian family of languages.