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n. (Avar English)

Avars (Caucasus)

The Avars (, avaral / maⱨarulal; "mountaineers") constitute a Caucasus native ethnic group, the most predominant of several ethnic groups living in the Russian republic of Dagestan. The Avars reside in a region known as the North Caucasus between the Black and Caspian Seas. Alongside other ethnic groups in the North Caucasus region, the Caucasian Avars live in ancient villages located approximately 2,000 m above sea level. The Avar language spoken by the Caucasian Avars belongs to the family of Northeast Caucasian languages and is also known as Nakh–Dagestanian. Sunni Islam has been the prevailing religion of the Avars since the 13th century due to the Arab colonization of Dagestan.

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Fitzinger published a learned memoir on the skulls of the Avars, a branch of the Uralian race of Turks.

Goths, Avars, Slays, and Mongols wiped their feet on us, but Remania has survived.

Border villages ravaged by some band of Goths or Avars who are just engaging in casual plunder.