Tabassaran

A Northern Caucasian people who speak a dialect of Lezghi.
NUPI – Centre for Russian Studies
The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire
Ghumghum
Tabasaran carpets
TABASSARAN: a language of Russia (Europe)
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Population
95,000 mother tongue speakers (97%) out of an ethnic population of 98,000 in Russia (1993 UBS).Population total all countries 96,000.
Region
Southern Dagestan ASSR. Also spoken in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Alternate names
TABASARAN, TABASARANTSY, GHUMGHUM
Dialects
SOUTH TABASARAN, NORTH TABASARAN (KHANAG).
Classification
North Caucasian, Northeast, Lezgian.
Comments
Cyrillic alphabet. Sunni Muslim. Bible portions 1996.

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