Tsez, Dido in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Tsez, Dido only in Russia

Population

15,400

Christian

0.01%

Evangelical

0.01%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Hope for Europe


Introduction / History

The Didoi (Tsez) live in Dagestan. They speak their own language. The Tsez were evangelized by Georgian missionaries in the 4th and 5th centuries. From the 15th century they were forced to take Islam as their religion.

They are a simple people who are beekeepers and make honey. They raise cows and have small family businesses.

Men do definite types of work and they consider domestic work the woman's job. The husband heads the family, but the wife is the homemaker. Their village used to be located in the mountains, and was difficult to get to. The center of the village was where the mosque was usually located.

They have an animistic worldview and celebrate nature holidays. They believe in genies, evil spirits, witchcraft and demons.


What are Their Beliefs?

They are Muslim/Sunnite, but are influenced by animism.


Prayer Points

* Pray that as they leave the mountains and move to more easily accessible places and will be exposed to the Gospel.
* Pray that the Tsez would experience the power of the Holy Spirit that is greater than their evil spirits.
* Pray that their eyes would be open to see that Jesus wants to break the curses of the evil spirits. (Gal.3:13)



Profile Source: Hope for Europe
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Country Russia
Continent Asia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Southern Dagestan
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People Name General Tsez, Dido
People Name in Country Tsez, Dido
ROP3 Code 102600
Joshua Project People ID 11555
Indigenous Yes
Population in Russia 15,400
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Dido, Tsez, Tsezy,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Dido 15,000
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Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Caucasus
People Name General Tsez, Dido
Ethnic Code CEW17b
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.01%    ( Evangelical  0.01% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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