Abkhazian language

Abkhazia calls Georgian PM’s language initiative ‘hypocritical’

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

PM Kvirikashvili’s initiative to protect Abkhaz language was met with a cold shoulder by the separatists in Sokhumi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–An initiative by the prime minister of Georgia to protect the Abkhaz language has been rejected by Abkhazia’s de facto authorities as ‘Georgian populism’, ‘hypocrisy’ and ‘cynicism’. […]

Georgian no longer language of instruction in Gali, Abkhazia

By | April 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–There are now no schools using Georgian as language of instruction in Gali, a part of the breakaway region Abkhazia where 97 percent of the population are ethnic Georgians (Megrelians). Georgian children have to study school subjects […]

Georgian lawmakers plan to introduce language tests in public sector

By | September 16th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian parliament has begun discussing a draft bill which will require all public employees to pass a language test to prove that they know either the Georgian or Abkhazian language. The latter is also an official language in Georgia, […]

Georgia to launch Facebook page in Abkhazian language

By | January 14th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The government in Georgia is preparing to start a Facebook page that will offer information about its activities in the Abkhazian language. Abkhazia is one of two Georgian breakaway regions under Russian control. The previous government also took steps […]