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Tsez (Цез мец)

Tsez is a Northeast Caucasian language spoken by about 7,000 people in the Tsunta district of southern and western Dagestan in Russia. The name Tsez, which is used for both the language and the people who speak it, comes from the Tsez word for eagle. In Georgian, the Tsez language is known as დიდო (dido).

When Tsez is written, which is not very often, it is usually written with Cyrillic-based spelling based on Avar. Tsez is not taught in schools, but Avar and Russian are used instead.

Tsez alphabet and pronunciation

Tsez alphabet and pronunciation

Links

Information about the Tsez language
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsez_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=ddo

Sample texts in Tsez with audio and translation
http://ling.ucsd.edu/~polinsky/tsez.html

Information about the Tsez/Dido people
http://www.eki.ee/books/redbook/didos.shtml

Northeast Caucasian languages

Aghul, Akhvakh, Andi, Archi, Avar, Bagvalal, Bats, Botlikh, Budukh, Caucasian Albanian, Chamalal, Chechen, Dargwa, Godoberi, Hinukh, Hunzib, Ingush, Karata, Khinalug, Khwarshi, Kryts, Kubachi, Lak, Lezgian, Rutul, Tabassaran, Tindi, Tsakhur, Tsez, Udi

Other languages written with the Cyrillic alphabet


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