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Bagvalal people

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Bagvalal people

Total population
3,054 (1926)
Regions with significant populations
 Russia 5[1]
Bagvalal language

The Bagvalal (also called Bagulal, Kwantl Hekwa, Bagolal, Kwanadi, Bagulaltsy, Kvanadin, and Kvanadintsy) are an Avar–Andi–Dido people of Dagestan, speaking the Bagvalal language. Since the 1930s they have been largely classed as and assimilated by the Avars. Howevern there were still some people reported separately in the 2002 census. Most Bagvalals are Sunni Muslims.


The Bagvalal live in mountain villages in the Tsumadinsky District of Dagestan. The names of the Bagvalal villages are: Kvanada, Gimerso, Tlisi, Tlibisho, Khushtada, and Tlondada.


In 1926 there were 3,054 Bagvalals.


  1. ^ Russian Census 2010: Population by ethnicity (Russian)


Wixman, Ronald. The Peoples of the USSR: An Ethnographic Handbook. (Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1984) p. 19.

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