Posts Tagged ‘Mingrelians’

Formation and history of Egrisi (colchis) Kingdom

Monday, December 19th, 2011
Early Caucasus

Early Caucasus

The defeat of the kingdom of Qolha were resulted from many things,but main was  the destruction of agriculture. However, a new kingdom, called Colcheti or Egrisi Kingdom, emerged from the ruins of ancient Qolha in the VII-VI centuries B.C. The name Egrisi was given by Eastern Georgian tribes (Karts) according to ethnicity its population (Egri-Megri-Mingrelians). (more…)

The Population of Georgia

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011


The majority of the population of Georgia is the Georgians. The Georgians fall into the following ethnographic groups: the Mtiulis,the Khevsuris,the Kartlians, the Kakhians, the Imerians, the Mingrelians, the Svans, the Gurians, the Ajarians and etc. Also In Georgia you can see these population: the Armenians, the Azerbaijani, the Abkhazs, the Ossetians, the Russians, small portion of Greeks, Jews and others.

What about Religion of Georgian population, majority of Georgians are orthodox Christians. Also there are   Muslim Georgians in Ajara, and few part of population are Catholics, mostly in Meskheti.

Nationality: Georgian(s)

Approximate Population: 4,646,003 (July 2007 est.)

Name of Capital: Tbilisi

Official Language: Georgian

Country Name (local short form): Sakartvelo

Major Languages Spoken: Aramaic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, Ossetian, RussianMap of GeorgiaCountry Facts

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Currency Code: lari (GEL)

International Phone Code: 995