The Lezghian language is a Northeast Caucasian language spoken in southern Dagestan, Russia. It is the largest language in the Lezghian family and is closely related to the languages of the neighboring countries of Azerbaijan and Iran. The Lezghian language has three dialects: the lowland dialect, spoken in the lowlands of Dagestan; the mountain dialect, spoken in the mountains of Dagestan; and the Tabasaran dialect, spoken in the Tabasaran region of Dagestan. The Lezghian language is written in the Cyrillic script. The Lezghian language is spoken by the Lezghians, a Muslim people who inhabit the Lezghian region of Dagestan. The Lezghians are one of the many ethnic groups that make up the population of Dagestan. The Lezghians have their own culture and traditions. They are known for their traditional music, dance, and poetry. The Lezghians are also known for their skill in handicrafts, such as carpet-weaving and woodworking. The Lezghian language is a endangered language. According to the 2010 census, there are only about 30,000 Lezghian speakers in Dagestan. The number of Lezghian speakers is declining due to the increasing use of Russian in Dagestan.

Language group

Caucasian languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Lezghian, Russia, Cyrillic
Lezghian, Cyrillic
Lezghian, Russia, Caucasian Albanian
Lezghian, Caucasian Albanian
Lezghian, Russia