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Svaneti
სვანეთი
Historical Region
The historic region of Svaneti in Georgia
The historic region of Svaneti in Georgia
Coordinates: 42°54′59″N 43°00′41″E / 42.91639°N 43.01139°E / 42.91639; 43.01139Coordinates: 42°54′59″N 43°00′41″E / 42.91639°N 43.01139°E / 42.91639; 43.01139
CountrySvaneti Georgia
MkhareRacha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti
Abkhazia
CapitalMestia, Lentekhi
Area
 • Total5,776.4 km2 (2,230.3 sq mi)
Population
 • Total23,000
 • Density4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Upper Svaneti
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Village Chazhashi.jpg
Chazhashi in 2016
LocationChazhashi
CriteriaCultural: iv, v
Reference709
Inscription1996 (20th Session)
Area1.06 ha
Buffer zone19.16 ha
Coordinates42°54′27″N 43°0′39″E / 42.90750°N 43.01083°E / 42.90750; 43.01083
Svaneti is located in Georgia
Svaneti
Location of Svaneti in Georgia

Svaneti or Svanetia (Suania in ancient sources; Georgian: სვანეთი Svaneti) is a historic province in the northwestern part of Georgia. It is inhabited by the Svans, an ethnic subgroup of Georgians.

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Svaneti

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Svaneti or Svanetia (Suania in ancient sources; Georgian: სვანეთი Svaneti) is a historic province in the northwestern part of Georgia. It is inhabited...

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Principality of Svaneti

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Principality of Svaneti (Georgian: სვანეთის სამთავრო, romanized: svanetis samtavro) was a small principality (samtavro) in the Svaneti region of the Greater...

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Ushguli

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community of five villages located at the head of the Enguri gorge in Svaneti, Georgia. Ushguli is one of the highest continuously inhabited settlements...

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Aul

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(Kazakh: Ауыл) is a Kazakh word meaning "village" in Kazakhstan. The auls of Svaneti (in the Republic of Georgia), with their distinctive medieval towers, have...

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Svaneti Range

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Svaneti Range (Georgian: სვანეთის ქედი) is an 85 km long sub-mountain range of the Greater Caucasus, in the Svaneti region of Georgia, located south of...

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Salt for Svanetia

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Salt for Svanetia (Georgian: მარილი სვანეთს, Russian: Соль Сванетии) is a 1930 Soviet-Georgian silent documentary film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. As...

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Borders of Russia

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Stavropol Krai Karachay-Cherkessia Georgia Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Karachay-Cherkessia Russia Kabardino-Balkaria Stavropol...

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Georgian cuisine

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and Tenili (ტენილი - a preserved, hand-pulled cheese). Main dishes from Svaneti include Kubdari (კუბდარი - also known as Svan Khachapuri, a kind of Khachapuri...

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Soviet Union

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Svaneti man in Mestia, Georgian SSR, 1929...

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Free Svaneti

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Free Svaneti (Georgian: თავისუფალი სვანეთი, t'avisup'ali svanet'i; Russian: Вольная Сванетия, vol'naya svanetiya) was a name applied to the self-governing...

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Nakani

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Georgian family name from Svaneti region, in the north-western Georgia. Nakani family name comes from these towns of Svaneti: Becho, Etseri, Latali, Lenjeri...

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Shkhara

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border, in Russia's Kabardino-Balkaria region on the northern side, and the Svaneti region of Georgia in the south. Shkhara lies 88 kilometres (55 mi) north...

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Svan towers

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defensive dwellings in the Georgian historical region of Svaneti (present-day Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti). These towers are unique to the region and were primarily...

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1987 Svaneti avalanches

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The 1987 Svaneti avalanches was a series of massive avalanches in the northwest Caucasus highlands of the then-Soviet republic of Georgia, which hit,...

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Mestia

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feet) in the Caucasus Mountains. Mestia is located in the Svaneti region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti province (mkhare), some 128 kilometres (80 miles) northeast...

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Mkhare

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Kvemo Kartli Mtskheta- Mtianeti Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Samegrelo- Zemo Svaneti Samtskhe- Javakheti Shida Kartli Tbilisi Black Sea Armenia...

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Svaneti uprising of 1921

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recently established Bolshevik regime in Georgia. The uprising broke out in Svaneti, a highland western Georgian province, almost immediately after the Red...

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Georgians

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Pshavian dialect Rachians რაჭველი rachveli Racha Rachian dialect Svans სვანი svani Svaneti Svan language Tushs (Chagma) თუში tushi Tusheti Tushetian dialect...

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Tbilisi

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incursions Kingdom of Imereti Principality of Abkhazia Principality of Svaneti Principality of Guria Principality of Mingrelia Kingdom of Kartli Kingdom...

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Caucasus Mountains

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Avalanches are common from November to April. Snow cover in several regions (Svaneti and northern Abkhazia) may reach 5 metres (16 ft). The Mt. Achishkho region...

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Caucasus

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Northwest Caucasus caftan, 8-10th century, from the region of Alania. Svaneti defensive tower houses Palace of the Shirvanshahs, 13-th-15th centuries...

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Racha

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current subdivision, Racha is included in the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region (mkhare) as the municipalities of Oni and Ambrolauri. Racha occupies...

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Georgian scripts

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incursions Kingdom of Imereti Principality of Abkhazia Principality of Svaneti Principality of Guria Principality of Mingrelia Kingdom of Kartli Kingdom...

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Dongvani

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Georgian family name from the Svaneti region in north-western Georgia. Dongvani family name comes from these towns of Svaneti: Lentekhi, Mazashi, Sasashi...

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Lechkhumi

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also the Lajanuri river valley. Now part of the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region, it corresponds roughly to the present day Tsageri district as well...

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Chazhashi

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(Georgian: ჩაჟაში) is a village in the Mestia Municipality, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia. It is located in the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus...

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South Ossetia

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incursions Kingdom of Imereti Principality of Abkhazia Principality of Svaneti Principality of Guria Principality of Mingrelia Kingdom of Kartli Kingdom...

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Ailama

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central part of the Svaneti section of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, located on the border between Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region of Georgia, and...

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Colchis

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present-day Georgian provinces of Samegrelo, Imereti, Guria, Adjara, Abkhazia, Svaneti, Racha; modern Russia's Sochi and Tuapse districts; and present-day Turkey’s...

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House of Dadeshkeliani

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from the mountainous western Georgian province of Svaneti. They ruled the Principality of Svaneti from the 1720s to 1857. Although the Dadeshkeliani...

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Abkhazia

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southeast, Abkhazia is bounded by the Georgian region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti; and on the south and southwest by the Black Sea.[citation needed] Abkhazia...

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List of mountains by elevation

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Gistola 4,860 15,945 Caucasus Mountains, Svaneti, Georgia Tetnuldi 4,858 15,938 Caucasus Mountains, Svaneti, Georgia Mount Tyree 4,852 15,919 Sentinel...

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Svan language

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ena) is a Kartvelian language spoken in the western Georgian region of Svaneti primarily by the Svan people. With its speakers variously estimated to...

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Mingrelia

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northern part of the neighboring mountainous province of Svaneti to form the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, the capital of which is Mingrelia's main city...

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Georgian language

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(Eastern Georgia), -ia (Western Georgia, Samegrelo), -ani (Western Georgia, Svaneti), -uri (Eastern Georgia), etc. The ending -eli is a particle of nobility...

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Ushba

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the most notable peaks of the Caucasus Mountains. It is located in the Svaneti region of Georgia, just south of the border with the Kabardino-Balkaria...

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