Language representation of the axiological dominant of the concept 'Ethics' ('Abyr') in the national picture of the world of Rutul



Rutuli are the seventh most numerous indigenous people of Dagestan. Rutul call themselves “makhabir”. According to the results of the 2010 census, there are 35,240 Rutuls, but this is a very low figure, since the Rutulis living in Azerbaijan (more than 20,000) are indicated by Azerbaijanis by nationality, Rutuls of the older generation and hnovsky Rutuls - as Lezgins. In fact there are about 80 thousand Rutuls. The material of the study of this work was the idea of the concept of Abyr "Ethics" in the language picture of Rutul, largely determining the mentality, ethical and spiritual basis of the mountain people of Dagestan.

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Keywords: Rutuls, ethics, mentality, national picture of the world

Journal rubric: Intercultural Communication and Problems of Globalization: Psycho-, Socio- and Ethnolinguistics

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Makhmudova S.M. Language representation of the axiological dominant of the concept 'Ethics' ('Abyr') in the national picture of the world of Rutul [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2018. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 75–81. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2018050213. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Svetlana M. Makhmudova, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Professor of the Department of Linguodidactics and Intercultural Communication at the Institute of Foreign Languages, Modern Communications and Management, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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