The Lezginka (Lezgian: Лезги кьуьл; Russian: Лезгинка; Azerbaijani: Ləzginka or Ləzgihəngi) is the collective name originally given by Russians to all Caucasian dances united by fast 6/8 rhythm. It can be solo male or pair dance. The melody is clear and dynamic, the pace is fast. A common mistake attributes it only to Lezgin people. However, until the end of 19th century, Russians used name “Lezgin” as the common name for all highlanders of Dagestan.
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