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Tabasarans

 

a people living in the southeastern part of the Dagestan ASSR. The Tabasarans number 55,200 (1970). They speak Tabasaran, and many also speak Lezghian, Azerbaijani, and Russian. Those who practice a religion are Sunnite Muslims. The Tabasarans are close to the Lezghians in their culture and way of life; most are engaged in both farming and stock raising. Handicrafts, particularly carpet weaving, are well developed. Tabasarans with a higher education are employed in various branches of the national economy and in various fields of science and culture.

REFERENCE

Narody Kavkaza, vol. 1. Moscow, 1960.