87,100 in Russian Federation (2010 census), decreasing. Population total all countries: 87,410. Ethnic population: 90,700 (2002 census).
Northern Caucasus, Karachay-Cherkessia Republic; Dagestan Republic, Nogay, Tarumovka, Kizlyar, and Babayurt districts; Chechnya Republic, Shelkovskaya district; Stavropol District, Neftekumsk, Mineral’nyye Vody, and Kochubeyevskoye counties. Also in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan.
Black Nogai (Kara), Central Nogai, White Nogai (Kuba). Slight dialect differences.