Infobox Ethnic group
poptime= 600,000 (est)
412,000 (2002 census) [http://www.perepis2002.ru/content.html?id=11&docid=10715289081463]
178,000 (1999 census) [http://www.eurasianet.org/resource/azerbaijan/hypermail/200103/0062.html]
Sunni Islam, Shi'aminority
langs=Lezgian, Russian, Azerbaijani
The Lezgins (other spellings Lezgin, Lezgi, Lezgis, Lezgs, and Lezgians) (Lezgian: лезгияр, Russian: лезгинцы, _az. Ləzgilər) are an ethnic group, living predominantly in southern
Dagestanand north-eastern Azerbaijan, who speak the Lezgian language.
In the 19th century, the term was used more broadly for all ethnic groups speaking
Northeast Caucasian languages, including Avars, Laks, and many others.
Today, the Lezgins are predominately
Sunni Muslims, with a Shi'aminority.
Lezgins live mainly in Azerbaijan and in the Russian Federation (Dagestan). The Lezgin's total population is believed to be 1,200,000, with 600,000 living in Azerbaijan and 500,000 in Russia.Fact|date=May 2008 Another 100,000 live in Eastern Europe, the Middle-east and the United States.Fact|date=May 2008 Lezgi history begins with
Caucasian Albania, in 323 BC the Lezgis fought in the Battle of Qavqamel Gaugamelaagainst Alexander the Great.Fact|date=May 2008 In 55 BC the Roman army, under commander Pompeius Magnus, fought against "Albanians" (which included lezgins, udins, kriz, kesht and kaspi).
* [http://www.ulub.net Lezgi National Electronic Library - Ulub.net]
* [http://www.sharvili.com Sharvili Lezgi site]
* [http://www.shax-dag.ru Shax-dag Lezgi site]
* [http://www.lezgi.jzn.pl Lezgi site by Peter Kozlovsky]
* [http://www.lezgin.boxmail.biz/ Lezgi ch'al]
* [http://www.lezgimp3.narod.ru/ Lezgi mp3]
* [http://www.minorities.aznet.org/lezgineng.htm Lezgi in Azerbaijan]
* [http://www.lezgi-pages.nm.ru/ Lezgi pages by Gabil Kelbikhan: lezgi-russian dictionary, maps, lezgi calendar, lezgi tales]
* [http://www.travel-images.com/az-lezgin.html The Lezgin people on Azerb.com]
* [http://www.nupi.no/cgi-win/Russland/etnisk_b.exe?Lezgin Article from the Centre for Russian Studies about the Lezgin]
* [http://eng.riadagestan.ru/news/2007/06/29/2282/ News: The holiday of Lezghi national heroic epos "Sharvili" in the Akhty]
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