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- proper n. a Turkic language spoken by the Kumyks in the Dagestan region of the Russian Federation.
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It came from the Kumyk—the Turkic lingua franca of the Caucasus—and literally meant something like “hinterland” or “that place over there.”
The present chairman of parliament -- also a Dargin -- is widely expected to be replaced by a Kumyk.
He has already said that "in order to keep ethnic parity" the head of the region's government -- currently a Kumyk -- must be replaced with an Avar.