Avar people

Avar people

About Avar people

The Caucasian Avars are one of several ethnic groups living in the Russian republic of Dagestan where they are the predominant group. The Avars reside in a region known as the North Caucasus, the northern section of a larger area between the Black and Caspian Seas. Alongside the other ethnic groups in the North Caucasus region, the Caucasian Avars live in ancient villages located approximately 2,000 m above sea level and the Avar language spoken by the Caucasian Avars people belongs to the Northeast Caucasian language family (also known as Nakh_Dagestanian). The Avars are Northern Caucasian people who speak the Caucasian language. The tribe with common name "Abar" according to Encyclopaedia Britannica,"one of a people of undetermined origin and language", was the so called Turanian nomad people, which to make their presence as "Pseudo-Avars" - in opinion of ruler of Turkic qaganate (Gokturks) - in Europe.

Contributions by Gorgan Aparshahr, 82.6.30.147, and Ghirlandajo.