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Jek people

Cekad - Ceklilər
Total population
approx. 11,000
Regions with significant populations
 Azerbaijan 11,000
Jek, Azerbaijani
Sunni Islam
Related ethnic groups
Shahdagh people

Jek people, Jeks (Azerbaijani: Ceklilər), Jeklilar, Jack people, Dzhek people — an ethnic group in Azerbaijan.[1] The Jeks are one of the numerically small Shahdag peoples.[2] The Jeks are a part of the Shahdag group of Dagestani people, and inhabit the north-east of the Azerbaijan Republic and Shahdagplateau of the Great Caucasus. The historical motherland of the Jeks is the Jek village of Quba Rayon, and their native language is Jek language.[3][4]

They are being assimilated by Azerbaijanis.[2] The Jek people are Sunni Muslims.[2]



  1. ^ Azərbaycan etnoqrafiyası. Üç cilddə. I cild. Bakı, "Şərq-Qərb", 2007, səh. 12.
  2. ^ a b c Wixman, Ronald. The Peoples of the USSR: An Ethnographic Handbook. New York: M.E. Sharpe and London, Macmillan. 1984.
  3. ^ "Tərxan Paşazadə. “Azərbaycanın milli etnik nümayəndələri – ceklilər”, "Azərbaycan Müəllimlər İnstitutunun Xəbərləri", № 1, Bakı, “Müəllim” - 2009, səh.35-43."
  4. ^ Əlhəddin CekliTərxan Paşazadə, «Biz CAN deyirik! Yəni Ceklilər Azərbaycan Naminə!», «Kamal» jurnalı, № 3 (7), iyun 2010, səhifə 44-48.
  5. ^ Ермаков Дмитрий Иванович. Группа мужчин и мальчиков из селения Джег. Джеки.
  6. ^ Ермаков Дмитрий Иванович. Группа девочек и старуха из селения Джег. Джеки.

External links

  • Tərxan Paşazadə, "Dünyanın nadir etnik qrupu - Azərbaycan cekliləri", Azərbaycan qəzeti
  • Большая Энциклопедия в 62 томах: Джеки

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