Aguls

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Aguls

 

a nationality living in southern Dagestan ASSR, in the Agul and Kurakh raions. According to the 1970 census, there were 8,800 Aguls, approximately 1,800 more than in 1959. They speak Agul, which belongs to the Lezghian language group. Aguls are related ethnically to the Lezghians and are still divided into four groups, which live in four canyons: the Aguldere, Kurakhdere, Khushandere, and Khpiukdere.

REFERENCE

Narody Kavkaza, vol. 1. Moscow, 1960.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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