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Budukh people

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Budukh people

Будад – Budad
Total population
approx. 1,000
Regions with significant populations
 Azerbaijan 1,000[1]
Budukh, Azeri
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Jeks, Kryts people, Lezgins, Khinalug people.

The Budukhs (Budukh: budad) are an ethnic group primarily from the mountainous village of Buduq in northwestern Azerbaijan. Budukh language is a Northeast Caucasian language of the Lezgic branch. Azerbaijani language is widely spoken.

The Budukh people are overwhelmingly Sunni Muslims.


  1. ^ "Budukh language" in Ethnologue. Retrieved on 17 July 2009.

Further reading

  • Margus Kolga; Igor Tõnurist; Lembit Vaba; Jüri Viikberg (1993). "The Budukhs". The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire. 
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