Language in Georgia

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

The Language Situation in Georgia

The aim of the project is to throw light on the language situation in one of the Transcaucasian republics: Georgia. 

An interesting object of research is the fact that two major languages - Georgian and Russian - for a long time have been competing in different spheres of society along side with a number of other languages with different status, different writing systems, different religions. 

The languages include:

  • Indoeuropean: Armenian, Ossetic, Greek, Kurdish.
  • Turkic: Azerbaijani.
  • West Caucasian: Abkhaz.
  • East Caucasian: Tsova tush, Chechen, Lezgian.
  • Kartvelian: Megrelian and Svan.