101,000 in Georgia (1993). Population total all countries: 112,740.
Abkhazia, Black Sea coast, separate areas near Gudaut’a and Och’amch’re.
2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Abkhazia, co-official with Georgian (1995, Constitution, Article 8).
Abzhui, Bzyb, Samurzakan.
94% speak it as L1.