• Language: Tindi
  • Alternate names: Tindal, Tindin, тиндийский язык, тиндальский язык, идеринский язык, идаринский язык, идараб мицци, Idarab mittsi,
  • Language code: tin
  • Language family: North Caucasian, East Caucasian, Avar-Andic, Andic (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 4,000-6,000
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Unwritten.

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    The Tindi language belongs to the Andi subgroup of the northwestern group of Dagestan languages (Avar-Ando-Dido). Tindis call their language Idarab mitstsi -- 'the language of the Idar village'. It is closely related to the languages of Chamalal and Bagulal. Two dialects, Tindi and Angida-Aknada, can be distinguished. (The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire)