Megrelian 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 […]

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 […]

Jehova’s Witnesses accused of stoking separatism in Georgia

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: Minorities, News|Tags: , , |

Locals in Khobi, Georgia, accuse Jehova’s Witnesses of stoking separatism because they are using the minority language Megrelian. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Friday, about 100 Orthodox Christians demonstrated in Georgia against Jehovah’s Witnesses constructing a congregation center in their town. The Witnesses began building a Kingdom Hall in the western town of Khobi about a week ago. Today, opponents were […]