- South Caucasian peoples
South Caucasian peoples is a general term for the ethnic groups and subgroups that historically spoke the
South Caucasian languages, namely:
The broad Georgian national ethnic group (with 4,600,000 people in Georgia) comprises Georgians proper, the Mingrelians and Svans (who live in northwest Georgia, in the regions of
Samegreloand Svaneti, respectively), and a few thousand Laz, the Ajarians (that live in Ajaria, southwest Georgia).
Most Laz live along the northeast
Black Seacoast of Turkeyand are Turkish nationals.
*Mile Nedeljković, Leksikon naroda sveta, Beograd, 2001.
South Caucasian languages
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