The smallest in number people living on the territory of Russia were the Chamalals. In 2010, there were only 24 of them, according to the census media office. In 2021, they will be recounted again, RIA News reported.
In Dagestan and Chechnya, 24 people are registered who consider themselves Chamalals, who are referred to the Andean peoples of the Caucasus and the Avar sub-ethnos. It is noted that back in the 19th century, there were at least 3,889 people living in 9 auls. Now, these rare peoples live in different parts of Russia, for example, 1,380 Vepsians settled in the Leningrad region.