500,000 (1989 B. Hewitt).
None known. Officially considered a single language with Laz [lzz] called Zan, but linguists recognize they are not inherently mutually intelligible.
Younger generation uses the language less (Salminen 2007). Also use Georgian [kat].
Georgian (Mkhedruli) script [Geor].
Ethnic autonym: Margaluri. Christian.