Bagulals

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bagulals

 

(also Kvanadins), a small ethnographic group related to the Andi-Tsez peoples. They live in several auls (villages) in the Tsumada and Akhvakh raions of the Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. They are related to the Avars in culture and language. Their writing and literature are in the Avar and Russian languages. Chief occupations are livestock raising and farming. Bagulal believers are Sunnite Muslims.

REFERENCES

Narody Dagestana. Moscow, 1955. (Collection of articles.)
Narody Kavkaza, vol. 1. Moscow, 1960.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.