Kryts people

The Kryts (self-designated хърыцӏаь) or Gryz (Azerbaijani: qrızlar) are a people of Azerbaijan who reside in several villages in the Quba, Khachmaz, Ismayilli and Gabala regions, as well as in the cities of Baku and Sumgait.

Total population
c. 10,000–15,000 (2005)
Regions with significant populations
 Azerbaijan4,400 (2009)[1]
Kryts, Azeri
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Shahdagh people and Northeast Caucasian peoples

In 2005, the number of Kryts was between 10,000 and 15,000. They speak the Kryts language, which belongs to the Lezgic branch of the Nakh-Dagestan language family. In addition, all speak the Azerbaijani language.