this settlement live the Gryzs relating to "shahdag"
ethnic group. The languages of the "shahdag" ethnicity
pertain to the Caucasian languages. From them the
Gryz and the Budug languages are close between each
other and are in genetic relationship with the Lezghin
language. It is practically known nothing about history
of the Gryzs.
Most recently the young French researcher Zhil Otyeh
has protected the thesis for a doctor's degree at
an academic council of National institute of the eastern
languages and civilizations of France on a subject
"Description of the Gryz language. The Caucasian language
used in the northeast of Azerbaijan". The scientist
in his work proves that in this language, which has
neither the alphabet, nor grammar, speak only a few
hundred persons living highly in mountains. Thus the
scientist considers this language not to concern either
the Turkic, which the Azerbaijani speak, or to Indo-European,
which the Ossets, the Talishes, and the tats speak
in the Caucasus. It is absolutely independent language.
The given fact testifies about antiquity of this language,
as well as carriers of it - the Gryzs. Gryzs' basic
employment is cattle breeding.