Neighbors of the Lezgin People

One group of neighbors of the Lezgin people are a group known as the Tabasaran people.  Like the Lezgin people, the Tabasaran are also mainly Sunni Muslims, whose population is estimated at about 200,000.  They speak a Tabasaran language which is part of the Lezgi branch of languages.   Another neighbor to the Lezgin people…

Birds

The forests in the Caucasus mountains are being subject to logging so they’ve lost over 50% of their forests.  The birds habitat is obviously being threatened and efforts are being made to conserve the forests but no one is sure how that will play out. “Raptors” or Birds of Prey are prevalent in this area.…

World of the Lezgin People

In terms of culture and way of life the Lezgin people live in close relation with their neighbors.  The term “Lezgin” was actually used to represent all the Muslim people who lived in the mountains until the 20th century.  Once the 20th century came the term was used to refer to the particular group, Lezgin.…

Homeland of the Lezgin People

The Lezgin people are located in the Caucasus Mountains between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.  Most people live in high isolated areas where there is many canyons and gorges.  Summers are very hot and dry living in these mountains, where the threat of a drought is always possible.  However, the winter is the…

History of the Lezgin Culture

The Lezgin people have been occupying their current areas since the Bronze Age.  When the Shah of Shirvan occupied the Lezgin territory in the mid fifteenth century, the conversion to Islam began.  By the 19th century all Lezgin people converted to Islam and have showed great devotion to their faith ever since.  They helped fight…

Introduction to the Lezgin Culture

The Lezgin people are located in Southeastern Dagestan and Northern Azerbaijan in the Caucasus Mountains.  These people are also referred to as the Lezgians, Lezgi, and the Lezgis.  There are approximately 697,000 people who practice this culture.  About 480,000 of the Lezgin people speak the primary language, which is, Lezgi.  The primary religion of the…