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Mingrelian

A language of Georgia

ISO 639-3xmf

Population  500,000 (1989 B. Hewitt).
Region  Lowland west Georgia.
Alternate names   Margaluri, Megrel, Megruli
Dialects  Officially considered a single language with Laz [lzz] called Zan, but linguists recognize they are not inherently mutually intelligible.
Classification  Kartvelian, Zan
Language use  Also use Georgian [kat].
Writing system  Georgian script, Mkhedruli style.
Comments  Their name for themselves is ‘Margaluri’. Christian.
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