Lezgins

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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

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.

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  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.