Didoi, Tsez in Russia

Joshua Project has identified the Didoi, Tsez only in Russia
Population
18,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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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Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-03-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-03-21
People Name General Didoi, Tsez
People Name in Country Didoi, Tsez
Population in Russia 18,000
World Population 18,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dido, Tsez, Tsezy
People ID 11555
ROP3 Code 102600
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic: Tsuntinsky district, several villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Russia
Region Eastern Europe and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dagestan Republic: Tsuntinsky district, several villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Dido (18,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ddo   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dido (18,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ddo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dido

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.99 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Hope for Europe  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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