2,150 (2010 census). Ethnic population: 10,000 (2014 NCRP).
Dagestan republic: Tsumadinsky district, Aknada, Angida, Echeda, Tindi, and Tissi villages.
6b (Threatened). Statutory language of provincial identity in Dagestan Autonomous Republic (1994, Constitution, Article 10).
Tindin-Echendin, Angidin-Aknadin. Bagvalal [kva] closely related, but probably not inherently intelligible.
Home, community. Few child speakers (Salminen 2007). Positive attitudes. Also use Russian [rus]. Also use Avar [ava], as a literary language. Used as L2 by Bagvalal [kva].