Georgian people

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Georgians (Kartveli Eri, ქართველი ერი or Kartvelebi, ქართველები in Georgian language) are a nation or ethnic group (ethnos), originating in the Caucasus, one of the most ancient peoples of the world. Georgians are one of the Ibero-Caucasian peoples (იბერიელ-კავკასიელი ხალხები).

Total population of Georgians in the world: 7,200,000 est. Four million Georgians live in Georgia (83% of the population), but there are also: about 1,5 million in Turkey (historical Georgian regions Tao-Klarjeti, Ardagan (Artaani in Georgian) and Lazistan (Lazeti in Georgian), about 1 million in Russia, about 300,000 in Iran (Fereydoon Shahr, Najaf Abad, Rahmat Abad, Orji Mahalle), about 150,000 in Afghanistan, more than 50,000 in Azerbaijan (Kakhi, Belokani and Zakatala districts, who are parts of the historical Georgian region Saingilo) and about 200,000 in other countries (USA, Germany, the Netherlands, France, etc.).

Ethnographic groups of the Georgian people are: Megrels (მეგრელები), Svans (სვანები), Laz (ლაზები), Imeretians (იმერლები), Guruls (გურულები), Ajarians (აჭარლები), Meskhs (მესხები), Lechkhums (ლეჩხუმელები), Rachvels (რაჭველები), Kartlis (ქართლელები), Kakhetians (კახელები), Khevsurs (ხევსურები), Tushs (თუშები), Pshavs (ფშაველები), Mokhevians (მოხევეები), Ingilos (ინგილოები).

See also

ka:ქართველები sr:Грузијци

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