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In Daghestan live about 35 different ethnic groups.
Some of these peoples have their own flags.
António Martins, Nov 1998
The beast portraited, flying lion with dog’s
head, sure fits the description of
— and though Daghestan (where the Nogai dwell) is
some 1500 km SW of Chelyabinsk
region, there may be a connection, as both
Nogay and Bashkir (the
second largest ethnical group in Chelyabinsk region,
after the Russians) are
(slim connection, shared with eight other
proples of the Russian
Federation, but who knows…).
António Martins, 26 Dec 2002
I’ve just seen on the french-german cultural TV channel Arte a
documentary about Daghestan, in which the flag of nationalist movement of
Kumukh people was shown (interview of its leader, with a big flag on the
wall and a table flag in front of him). The emblem on the flag is white
outlined black; the three “beasts” are linked together (as in the emblem
of Isle of Man), and the circle in the center is
is the border of zone where the three beasts join in one. In the center of
the circle, crescent and star, white outlined black.
Olivier Touzeau, 16 Mar 2000
there are pics of Kumukh Arms, which are actually the flag with somewhat
different colors from this one.
Michael K. Renalds, 01 Jul 2002
I believe that several patterns exist; the basic design is what all people
Jaume Ollé, 22 Nov 2002
This image is from Gaceta de Banderas
information of Michel Lupant.
Jaume Ollé, 22 Nov 2002
Accordin Aliev Saumur this flag want to be:
Lezgi (Lezgian, Lezghi, Lezgin, Kiurinsty) [LEZ] 257,000 in Russia
(1996); 171,400 in Azerbaijan (1996); 3,650 in Georgia; 2,570 in
Kazakhstan; 1,599 in Kyrghyzstan; 10,400 in Turkmenistan; 1,708 in
Ukraine; 1,585 in Uzbekistan; 1,200 in Turkey (1996); 451,000 in all
countries. Southern Dagestan ASSR, the western Caspian Sea coast,
central Caucasus. North Caucasian, Northeast, Lezgian. Dialects: Kiuri,
Akhty, Kuba, Gjunej,
Garkin, Anyx, Stal. Has literary status based on the Kiuri dialect.
Cyrillic alphabet. Some dialects are reported to not be inherently
intelligible with other. Mountain slope. Agriculturalists. Sunni and
some Shi’a Muslim.
Jarig Bakker, 07 Oct 1999, quoting from the Ethnologue database
Lezghistan (or Lezgia) is the southernmost tip
of Russia, included in the multi-ethnic republic of
Daghestan. Its does include
also some neighbouring territory of
António Martins, 10 Aug 1999
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