130 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 3,000 (2014 NCRP).
Dagestan republic: Botlikhsky district, Beledi, Godoberi, and Zibirkhali.
7 (Shifting). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Constitution, Article 10).
Few child speakers (Salminen 2007). Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus]. Also use Avar [ava]. Avar is literary language.
Traditional territory and way of life. Muslim.