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.