Tindi language

Tindi is a Northeast Caucasian language spoken in the Russian republic of Dagestan. Tindis call their language Idarab mitstsi meaning 'the language of the Idar village'. It is only an oral language; Avar or Russian are used in written communication instead.[1] Tindi vocabulary contains many loanwords from Avar, Turkish, Arabic, and Russian.[2] It has approximately 2,150 speakers.[1]

Идараб мицци Idarab mittsi
Native toNorth Caucasus
RegionSouthern Dagestan
Native speakers
2,200 (2010 census)[1]
Northeast Caucasian
Language codes
ISO 639-3tin


  1. ^ a b c Tindi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Akiner, Shirin (1986). Islamic Peoples Of The Soviet Union. Routledge. p. 264. ISBN 978-1-136-14266-6.

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