The Nogais (Nogai: Ногайлар, Noğaylar) are a Turkic[4] ethnic group who live in the North Caucasus region. Most are found in Northern Dagestan and Stavropol Krai, as well as in Karachay-Cherkessia and Astrakhan Oblast; some also live in Chechnya. They speak the Nogai language and are descendants of various Mongolic and Turkic tribes who formed the Nogai Horde. There are seven main groups of Nogais:

  • the Ak Nogai
  • the Karagash
  • the Kuban-Nogai
  • the Kundraw-Nogai
  • the Qara-Nogai
  • the Utars
  • the Yurt-Nogai
Total population
c. 120,000
Regions with significant populations
   Stavropol Krai20,680[2]
   Astrakhan Oblast4,570[2]
   Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug2,502[2]
   Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug1,708[2]
 Romania10,700[citation needed]
 Bulgaria500[citation needed]
 Kazakhstan400[citation needed]
 Uzbekistan200[citation needed]
Nogai, Russian
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Crimean Tatars, Kazakhs, Karakalpaks, Kumyks, Karachais
Flag of the Nogai people.
The flag of the Nogai National Movement