Terekeme people are a special ethnic group of Azerbaijanis. They call themselves «Terekemeler». The name «Terekeme» is often identical to the name «karapapakh». The territory located in the seaside Dagestan, in the northern part of the Derbent region, has long been known under the name Terekeme. The language and traditions of the Terekeme people are similar to those of Crimean Tatars.