3,900,000 in Georgia (1993 UBS). Population total all countries: 4,237,710. Ethnic population: 3,980,000 (1993 UBS).
Also in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1995, Constitution, Article 8).
Adzhar (Acharian), Ferejdan, Gurian, Imeretian, Imerxev Kartlian, Ingilo, Kaxetian (Kakhetian), Meskhur-Javakhuri, Moxev (Mokhev), Mtiul, Pshav, Racha-Lexchxum (Lechkhum), Tush, Xevsur (Kheysur). Imerxev is in Turkey, Ferejdan may no longer be spoken in Iran.
Meskhi are ethnically Georgian, speak Georgian, are Eastern Orthodox, and live in southwest Georgia.
Adzhai Muslims are in Armenia. South Caucasian also called Kartvelian; Gruzinski is the Russian name. Christian, Muslim (Sunni), Muslim (Shi’a).