||556,000 in Russia (1989 census). Population total all countries: 600,959.
||Southern Dagestan ASSR and Terek and Sulak river areas. Also spoken in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey (Asia).
||Salatav, Kunzakh (Xunzax, Northern Avar), Keleb, Bacadin, Untib, Shulanin, Kaxib, Hid, Andalal-Gxdatl, Karax (Karakh), Batlux, Ancux (Antsukh), Zakataly (Char).
||North Caucasian, East Caucasian, Avar-Andic, Avar
||Trade language for Avar language group. Schools for the first two years, except in cities. Speakers also use Russian.
||Taught in primary schools. Cyrillic script. Newspapers. Bible portions: 1979–1996.
||North Caucasian is also called 'Caucasian'. Muslim (Sunni).