Murad Magomedov
Jul 02, 2019

Nakh refers to the ancestors of the Vainakh people, who settled in the Caucasus between 8,000 -10,000 BC. Other modern-day descendants of the Nakh are Kists (who also belong to the Vainakh group) and Tsova-Tush.

How the Nakh came to settle in the Caucasus is the subject of much debate, but the most accepted theory argues that the Nakh people were an off-spring of the Hurrian Empire, who emigrated to the Caucasus from the Fertile Crescent. The most likely reason for their migration to the Caucasus is that the Hurrian Empire was crumbling and they wanted to escape persecution by the Armenian state.