On Some Pre-Islamic Beliefs among the Gidatli-Avars

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  • 1 Dagestan Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Makhachkala

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The paper describes several interesting details from the rich repository of folk beliefs, cults, rites and ceremonies of obviously pre-Islamic nature, recorded among the Gidatlis. The latter are a sub-ethnic group of the Avars living in the Shamil region of Dagestan.

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