L1 users: 6,100 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 9,000 (2014 NCRP). Total users in all countries: 6,800.
Dagestan Republic: Tsuntinsky district, Bezhta, Tlyadal, and Khasharkhota villages; Babayurt district, Kachalai and Kara-Usek.
5 (Developing). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (Constitution, Article 10).
Bezhta proper, Tlyadaly, Khocharkhotin.
Cyrillic script [Cyrl].