Lezgins (Lezgian: Лезгияр, IPA: lezgijar) are a Northeast #Caucasian ethnic group native predominantly to southern #Dagestan, a republic of #Russia, and northeastern #Azerbaijan.
Lezgin society has traditionally been egalitarian and organized around many autonomous local clans, called syhils (сихилар).
The Lezgian language belongs to the #Lezgic branch of the Northeast Caucasian language family that have been spoken in the region before the introduction of Indo-European languages.
#Lezgins like other Northeast Caucasian majority are Sunni Muslims

TOTAL POPULATION: about 800 000