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Lezgins (Lezgian: лезгияр, lezgiyar, Roushie: лезгины, lezginy; an aa cried Lezgins, Lezgi, Lezgis, Lezgs, Lezgin) are a Lezgic ethnic group native predominantly tae soothren Dagestan an northeastren Azerbaijan an wha speak the Lezgian leid.

Lezgins
Лезгияр
Lezgiyar
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Tot population
c. 800,000 - 1 200,000
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Russia 800,000 (census, 2016)
600,000 (census, 2016)[1]
 Azerbaijan c. 380.000 (2016, Azerbaijani government)[2]
Leids
Lezgian
Releegion
Sunni Islam, minority Shia Islam[3][4][5]
Relatit ethnic groups
Tabasarans, Aghuls, Rutuls, Budukhs, Kryts, Tsakhurs, Archi, Shahdagh an Udi an ither Northeast Caucasian fowks

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Национальный состав населения Российской Федерации согласно переписи аселения 2010 года". gks.ru. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  2. Cornell, Svante (2016). Small Nations and Great Powers: A Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Caucasus. Routledge. p. 259. ISBN 978-1135796693. Whereas officially the number of Lezgins registered as such in Azerbaijan is around 380,000, the Lezgins claim (...) 
  3. "The Role of Ethnic Minorities in Border Regions: Forms of their composition, problems of development and political rights". Retrieved 18 December 2014. Although the Lezgin are Sunni Muslims, there is a strong Shiite minority. 
  4. Friedrich, Paul (1994). Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Russia and Eurasia, China. G.K. Hall. p. 243. ISBN 978-0816118106. Given the strong Azerbaijani influence on them, however, there is a sizable Shiite minority among the Lezgins 
  5. Cole, Jeffrey E. (2016). Ethnic Groups of Europe: An Encyclopedia: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 237. ISBN 978-1598843033. The Lezgins are Muslims; the great majority are Sunni of the Shafi'i rite, with small numbers of Lezgins living near or inside Azerbaijan being Shiite.