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- proper n. Plural form of Lezgin.
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Dagestanis can tell ethnic jokes for hours, returning to beloved themes like the muscle-bound denseness of the Avars, the naked commercialism of the Dargins, the bookish pusillanimity of the Lezgins, the slyness of Lakhs and so on.
Lezgins, for example, traditionally led the region's federal tax service, and when Moscow appointed a Russian to the post last year, they protested in such numbers that the police persuaded his motorcade to turn around at the republic's border.
They saw the bodies of women and children, of Azeris, of Tatars, of Armenians, of Jews, of Lezgins, of Russians.
Lezgins form the vast majority in the region, where the Lezgin community was split from its Dagestani Lezgin counterparts by the creation of an international border between Dagestan and Azerbaijan in 1991.
Most Lezgins are Sunni Muslims, while the majority of Azeris are Shi'a.
Many ethnic groups that live in Dagestan, including Lezgins, Avars, and Kumyks, also live in the northern provinces of Azerbaijan adjacent to Russia.