Andi people

Andi people

The Andis are one of the indigenous Dagestanian peoples of Russia. Their territory is included in the Botlikhsky District (raion) of Dagestan.

About Andi people

The Andis are one of the indigenous Dagestanian peoples of Russia. Their territory is included in the Botlikhsky District (raion) of Dagestan. The Andis live in western Daghestan. Their neighbors to the northwest are the Chechens; to the southeast, the small ethnic groups speaking other Andian languages and the Avars. The principal area of settlement, Andia, is a vast valley bordered by the Andi ridge and its spurs. The snow-covered steep ridge forms the entire northern boundary and exercises a moderating influence on Andia's climate by sheltering it from cold winds. In the past, access to Andia could be difficult: the roads linking it to the outside world were guarded on the south by the Mynin Tower and on the north by the fortress of Butsurkha....'

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