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Armenians in Georgia
Total population
168,191–220,000
including Abkhazian estimates (2014)
Regions with significant populations
Abkhazia, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Tbilisi,
Languages
Eastern Armenian, Georgian, Russian
Religion
Armenian Apostolic Church
Related ethnic groups
Armenians in Samtskhe-Javakheti, Armenians in Tbilisi, Armenians in Abkhazia, Armenians in Azerbaijan, Armenians in Russia

Armenians in Georgia or Georgian Armenians[1] (Georgian: ქართველი სომხები, romanized: kartveli somkhebi; Armenian: Վիրահայեր, romanized: Virahayer) are Armenian people living within the country of Georgia. The Armenian community is mostly concentrated in the capital Tbilisi, Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and Samtskhe-Javakheti region. 2014 Census of Georgia puts the Armenians in Samtskhe-Javakheti at 50.5% of the population.[2] In Abkhazia, Armenians are the third largest ethnic group in the region after the Georgians and the Abkhazian majority.[3]

  1. ^ "Ngram Viewer". books.google.com. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Population Census 2014". www.geostat.ge. National Statistics Office of Georgia. November 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  3. ^ Abkhazia Offers Citizenship to Diaspora. IWPR. CRS No. 314, 10-Nov-05; V.A. Chirikba. Armenians and their Dialects in Abkhazia. In: Evidence and Counter-Evidence, Festschrift Frederik Kortlandt, Volume 2, SSGL 33, Amsterdam – New York: Rodopi, p. 51-67.

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