• Language: Tsez
  • Alternate names: Dido, Cez, цезский язык, დიდოური ენა, цезйас мец, cezyas mec, цез мец, cez mec, Tsuntin, Didoi
  • Language code: ddo
  • Language family: North Caucasian, East Caucasian, Tsezic, West Tsezic (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 7,000-8,000
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Cyrillic script.

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    The Dido language belongs to the northwestern group of Dagestan languages (Avar-Ando-Dido), and has a high degree of inner differentiation (five dialects: the Kidero, Shaitl, Asakh, Shapikh and Sagada). The Sagada dialect is notable for its difference from the others. (The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire)