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Svan

A language of Georgia

ISO 639-3sva

Population  15,000 (2000 A. Kibrik). Ethnic population: 15,000 (2000 A. Kibrik).
Region  Svantetia region.
Alternate names   Svanuri
Dialects  Upper Bal, Lower Bal, Lashx, Lentex.
Classification  Kartvelian, Svan
Language use  All domains. Mainly adults. Positive attitude. Also use Georgian [kat] or Russian.
Writing system  Cyrillic script. Georgian script, Mkhedruli style. Latin script.
Comments  Traditional territory and way of life. Their name for their language is ‘Lushnu’. Christian (Lakhamul).
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