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.
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