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."
The Didoi have traditionally engaged in raising livestock and limited cultivation. Some Didoi have migrated to industrial centers for work.
The Didoi practice Sunni Islam. It is an important part of their identity.
The Didoi need workers to share the gospel in their Dido language and within their culture.
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.
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|People Name General||Didoi, Tsez|
|People Name in Country||Didoi, Tsez|
|Population this Country||19,000|
|Population all Countries||20,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Dido; Tsez; Tsezy|
|Region||Europe, Eastern and Eurasia|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Dagestan Republic: Tsuntinsky district, several villages. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Dido
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