Lezgian Language - Geographic Distribution

Geographic Distribution

In 2002, Lezgian was spoken by about 397,000 people in Russia, mainly Southern Dagestan, and in 1999 by 178,400 people in mainly the Qusar, Quba, Qabala, Oghuz, Ismailli and Khachmaz (Xaçmaz) provinces of northeastern Azerbaijan. Lezgian is also spoken in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan by immigrants from Azerbaijan and Daghestan.

There is also small population in Balikesir and Yalova regions in Turkey. The Lezgian people are concentrated mainly at Kirne (Ortaca) village of Balikesir region.

The total number of speakers is about 800,000.

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