1,010 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Population total all countries: 1,420. Ethnic population: 2,000.
Southern Dagestan Republic, Tsuntinsky district, Nakhada, Gunzib and Garbutl; Kizilyurtovksy district, Stalskoe. Also in Georgia.
Separate from Bezhta [kap] (1989 Comrie) but very similar to it.
27 consonants, 16 vowels, word stress generally linked to prefinal vowel; 5 noun classes; agreement between nouns and coreferent adjectives, pronouns, verbs, and adverbs marked by prefixes; nominative-ergative system; demonstratives