715,000 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Ethnic population: 912,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 766,500.
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..
North Avar (Andian Avar, Bolmats, Khunzakh, Salatav, Unkratl), South-West Avar (Batlukh, Hid Kaxib, Hid Keleb), South-East Avar (Andalal, Andalal Shulanin, Andalal Untib), Antsukh (Ancux), Qarakh (Bacadin, Karakh), Qusur, Zaqatal (Char).
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].