L1 users: 87,100 (2010 census), decreasing. Ethnic population: 104,000 (2010 census). Total users in all countries: 89,560.
Karachay-Cherkessia Republic; Dagestan Republic, Nogay, Tarumovka, Kizlyar, and Babayurt districts; Chechnya Republic, Shelkovskaya district; Stavropol District, Neftekumsk, Mineral’nyye Vody, and Kochubeyevskoye counties; northern Caucasus.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Article 10, Constitution).
White Nogai (Kuba), Black Nogai (Kara), Central Nogai. Slight dialect differences.
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].