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

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. Also use Avar [ava]. Used as L2 by Hinukh [gin].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
Writing

Cyrillic script [Cyrl].

Other Comments

Muslim.

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