Avar language

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Avar
магӀарул мацӀ maʕarul macʼ
Native to Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey
Region Republic of Dagestan
Native speakers
~600,000
Language codes
ISO 639-1 av
ISO 639-2 ava
ISO 639-3 ava

The Avar language (self-designation магӀарул мацӀ [maʕarul maʦʼ] "language of the mountains" or Авар мацӀ [awar maʦʼ] "Avar language") belongs to the Avar-Andi-Tsez subgroup of the Alarodian Northeast-Caucasian (or Nakh-Dagestani) language family. It is spoken most in the eastern and southern parts of the Russian Caucasus republic of Dagestan, and the Balaken, Zakatala north-west area of Azerbaijan.