Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
The Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (Russian: Дагестанская Автономная Советская Социалистическая Республика; 1921–1991), abbreviated as Dagestan ASSR (Russian: Дагестанская АССР; Avar: Дагъистаналъул АССР; Kumyk: Дагъыстан АССР; Lezgian: Дагъустандин АССР; Lak: Дагъусттаннал АССР) or DASSR (Russian: ДАССР) and also unofficially known as Soviet Dagestan or just simply Dagestan, was an autonomous Soviet socialist republic (ASSR) in the Russian SFSR of the former Soviet Union. This "Land of Mountains" was known also for having a "mountain of peoples," with more than thirty ethnic groups indigenous to the territory. Although as part of its strategy to promote local languages and to discourage pan-Turkic and pan-Islamic movements, a half-dozen of these ethnicities were provided with schooling in their native language at some point in Soviet history, Russian language became the most widespread second language and gradually the lingua franca, especially in urban areas.
|Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Autonomous republic of the Russian SFSR|
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- Краткая справка об административно-территориальных изменениях Ставропольского края за 1920—1992 гг.
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 187. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
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