Free Georgian Phrasebook

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Georgian (Kartuli) is the official language of Georgia and the country's most widely spoken language, used on all street signs and in all aspects of everyday life. There are about 4.1 million people who speak Georgian on a daily basis: ~3.9 million living in Georgia and the rest living abroad, notably in Russia. Georgian uses one of the world's 12 unique alphabets, Mkhedruli—"that of the warrior." Georgian (Kartuli) is related to three other languages, all spoken within Georgia and Northeastern Turkey: Megreli, Svan, and Laz.

Georgian (ქართული ენა, pronounced [kʰɑrtʰuli ɛna]) is the native language of the Georgians and the official language of Georgia, a country in the Caucasus.

Georgian is the primary language of about 4 million people in Georgia itself, and of another 500,000 abroad. It is the literary language for all regional subgroups of the Georgian ethnos, including those who speak other Kartvelian (South Caucasian) languages: Svans, Mingrelians, and the Laz. Judaeo-Georgian, sometimes considered a separate Jewish language, is spoken by an additional 20,000 in Georgia and 65,000 elsewhere (primarily 60,000 in Israel).

The Georgian alphabet (Georgian: ქართული დამწერლობა, [kʰɑrtʰuli dɑmtsʼɛrlɔbɑ], literally "Georgian script") is the writing system used to write the Georgian language and other Kartvelian languages (Mingrelian, Svan, sometimes Laz), and occasionally other languages of the Caucasus such as Ossetic and Abkhaz during the 1940s. The Georgian language has phonemic orthography and the modern alphabet has thirty-three letters.

The word meaning "alphabet", Georgian: ანბანი [anbani], is derived from the names of the first two letters of each of the three Georgian alphabets. The three alphabets look very different from one another but share the same alphabetic order and letter names. The alphabets may be seen mixed to some extent, though Georgian is officially unicameral meaning there is normally no distinction between upper and lower case in any of the alphabets.

Georgian is a member of the following language grouping: Kartvelian > Karto-Zan > Georgian

The Georgian language is spoken in Georgia, Russia, USA, Israel, Ukraine, Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan.

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