5,000 (Salminen 2007).
Quba district: Alyk, Jek, Khaput, Kryz, and Yergyuj villages.
Kryts, Dzhek, Xaput (Khaput), Yergyudzh, Alyk. Dialects quite distinct; perhaps separate languages.
All domains. Used by 30%–50% of children, but number of child speakers decreasing (Salminen 2007). Positive attitudes. Also use North Azerbaijani [azj], as a literary language.