||257,000 in Russia (1996). Population total all countries: 451,112.
||Southern Dagestan ASSR, the western Caspian Sea coast, central Caucasus. Also spoken in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey (Asia), Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
||Lezgian, Lezghi, Lezgin, Kiurinsty
||Kiuri, Akhty, Kuba, Gjunej, Garkin, Anyx, Stal. Some dialects are reported to not be inherently intelligible with others. Kuba is considerably different from the standard dialect.
||North Caucasian, East Caucasian, Lezgic, Nuclear Lezgic, East Lezgic
||Cyrillic script. Grammar. Bible portions: 1990–1996.
||Mountain slope. Agriculturalists. Muslim (Sunni and Shi'a).