Dido

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A language of Russian Federation

Alternate Names
Cez, Didoi, Tsez, Tsezy, Tsuntin
Population

11,700 in Russian Federation (2010 census). Ethnic population: 12,500 (2010 census).

Location

Southern Dagestan Republic, Tsuntinsky district, several villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Sahada. Sahada most distinct. May be a separate language.

Language Use

Highland users have good language maintenance, those moving to the lowlands show attrition. Few domains. More than half the children speak Dido. Positive attitudes. Avar [ava] is literary language. Used as L2 by Hinukh [gin].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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