Dido

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A language of Russian Federation

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

L1 users: 12,500 (2012 UNSD). Ethnic population: 20,000 (2014 NCRP).

Location

Dagestan Republic: Tsuntinsky district, several villages.

Language Status

6b (Threatened). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Article 10, Constitution).

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], as a 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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