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, self-designation, Urbug̲h̲; Russian, Kubačintsi̊; Arabie and Persian, Zirihgarān), a people of the eastern Caucasus. The Ḳubači inhabit the single aul of Ḳubači, located in Dak̲h̲adaev rayon , Dāg̲h̲istān. They are a Caucasie people whose language belongs with Ḳaytaḳ and Dargin to the Dargino-Lak (Lak-Dargwa) group of the Ibero-Caucasian language family. Ḳubači is now regarded as a dialect of the Dargin language, and they are considered in the Soviet Union as a sub-group of Dargins rather than as a distinct ethnic grou…

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Wixman, R., “Ḳubači”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4459>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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