Abkhaz

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A language of Georgia

Alternate Names
Abxazo
Population

101,000 in Georgia (1993). Population total all countries: 112,740.

Location

Abkhaz Republic, Black Sea coast. Also in Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine.

Language Status

2 (Provincial). Statutory provincial language in Abkhazia, co-official with Georgian (1995, Constitution, Article 8).

Dialects

Abzhui, Bzyb, Samurzakan.

Language Use

94% speak it as L1.

Language Development
NT: 1912–2004.
Writing
Cyrillic script, used since 1860s. Georgian (Mkhedruli) script, no longer in use.
Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.

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