Dargin people

Dargin people

The Dargin people ("дарганти" in Dargwa, "даргинцы" in Russian) are an ethnic North-East Caucasian group of the Caucasus who live mainly in the Russian republic of Dagestan. They speak the Dargin language.

The population of Dagestan is more than 16% Dargin.


The main religion is Islam, which first reached the area in the 8th Century. However, general acceptance of Islam did not reach the area until the 15th Century. fact|date=August 2008

See also

* Vainakh

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