Didoi in Russia


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Introduction / History

The Muslim Didoi people, also known as 'Tsez, speak the Dido language. They have lived on the "edge" over the past couple decades. First, their location in the southwest corner of Dagestan became "the edge" of Russia when the Soviet Union broke up in 1991. Second, internal power factors in Dagestan left them on "the edge" of Dagestani life, and third, in 2012-13 mysterious fires started breaking out in a number of mountain Didoi villages, devastating whole villages. On top of that, most Didoi have literally built their villages on the edge of ridges, with houses stacked vertically on top of each other. One burned out village, Khutrakh, by translation literally means "The Edge."


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Didoi have traditionally engaged in raising livestock and limited cultivation. Some Didoi have migrated to industrial centers for work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Didoi practice Sunni Islam. It is an important part of their identity.


What Are Their Needs?

The Didoi need workers to share the gospel in their Dido language and within their culture.


Prayer Points

In late 2013, in far northern Dagestan in a lowland settlement, a Didoi man (name left anonymous) has come to Jesus! Pray for the Spirit of God working through this first Didoi believer in his family and clan and extended relationships.
In light of the hostility from Muslim powers in Dagestan, pray for more men and women of peace among the Didoi to welcome the love of Christ.
Pray for the Father to send the right people at the right time into the right relationships, bringing the grace and power of Jesus into the Didoi world.
Pray that the Word of God will be translated into Didoi culture and find its way into receptive Didoi hearts.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Didoi church.


Scripture Prayers for the Didoi, Tsez in Russia.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/03/24
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2014/03/21
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2010/03/19


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-03-24
People Name General Didoi, Tsez
People Name in Country Didoi, Tsez
Natural Name Didoi
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 20,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dido; Tsez; Tsezy
People ID 11555
ROP3 Code 102600
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic: Tsuntinsky district, several villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic: Tsuntinsky district, several villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Dido (19,000 speakers)
Language Code ddo   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dido (19,000 speakers)
Language Code ddo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dido

Primary Language:  Dido

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2000)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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