So, marking the occasion, here are some Chechen language links:
- Chechen - Johanna Nichols
- Scanned Chechen language materials online (possibly illegal, but very helpful)
Like most Caucasian languages, it's quite interesting, with no known relatives outside the Caucasus, a complex gender system, and a remarkably large set of phonemes. Its language family, Northeast Caucasian, may be the closest living relative of two long-extinct languages once written in cuneiform north of the Fertile Crescent, Hurrian and Urartian.