|Lezgi ( )
||Russia, also spoken in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
||Southern Dagestan, western Caspian Sea coast, central Caucasus.
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Lezgi belongs to the Lezgian group of the Dagestan or Northeast Caucasian language family.
In 1996, Lezgi was spoken by about 257,000 people in Russia, mainly in Southern Dagestan, as well as 171,400 people in Azerbaijan. Lezgi is also spoken in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The total number of speakers is about 451,000.
Lezgi is not an official language.
The Lezgi spoken in Dagestan has ten spoken dialects: Lezgi, Tabassaran, Rutul, Aghul, Tsakhur, Budukh, Kryts, Khinalugh, Udi and Archi. These dialects have the same names as the Lezgin tribes. These Lezgin tribes use a modified version of the Cyrillic alphabet to write their Lezgin dialects.
The Quba dialect spoken in Azerbaijan differs considerably from the standard language.
Lezgi is unusual for a Caucasian language in not having noun classes.