Georgia’s official language

UNESCO recognizes Georgian alphabet as part of humanity’s shared heritage

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian alphabet has been recognized by UNESCO as part of humanity’s cultural heritage. The decision to include three variations of the Georgian alphabet in the United Nations agency’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage […]

Armenians in Akhalkalaki struggle to learn Georgian

By | December 26th, 2014|Categories: Minorities|Tags: , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Armenians from Samtskhe-Javakheti have a dilemma: They feel isolated from Georgian society because they don’t speak the state language, but at the same time they don’t have enough motivation to learn it. Shushana Shirinian, a journalist from […]

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, […]