715,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 761,960. Ethnic population: 912,000 (2010 census).
Dagestan Republic: Terek and Sulak river areas; some in Chechnya Republic.
3 (Wider communication).Avar is used in many areas of Dagestan as a lingua franca among different ethnic groups..
Antsukh (Ancux), North Avar (Andian Avar, Bolmats, Khunzakh, Salatav, Unkratl), Qarakh (Bacadin, Karakh), Qusur, South-East Avar (Andalal, Andalal Shulanin, Andalal Untib), South-West Avar (Batlukh, Hid Kaxib, Hid Keleb), Zaqatal (Char).
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].