L1 users: 22,800 (2011 UNSD). Total users in all countries: 32,810.
Balakhan district: Surakhan region on Apsheron peninsula; Baku, Davichi, Kuba, Sizan, and Vartashen cities; Afruja, Chichi, Dagkushu, Genvab, Konakhkend, Lakhij, and Matrasa villages; widespread in mountains near Qonaqkend.
7 (Shifting). De facto language of provincial identity in Quba, Shabran, Siazan.
Different from Takestani [tks] of Iran. Muslim.