L1 users: 2,010 (2010 census). Census includes Tat [ttt]. Ethnic population: 10,000 (2014 NCRP). Total users in all countries: 80,500.
Dagestan Republic: Makhachkala, Majalis, Derbent, Buinaksk, and Kizlyar, south of Pyatigorsk; North Ossetia-Alania, Mozdok; Kabardino-Balkariya Republic, Nalchyk; Chechnya Republic, Grozniy.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Article 10, Constitution).
South Tat, North Tat.
Tat is not an ethnic name. It is a Turkic term for nomads. Tradition says they lived in the Caucasus since 722 A.D. Different from Takestani [tks] of Iran. Jewish.