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Analysis | Lost in the census: Mingrelian and Svan languages face extinction in Georgia

Despite data suggesting thousands of native Mingrelian and Svan speakers, fears of nationalism are holding back efforts to save the languages.

Analysis | Lost in the census: Mingrelian and Svan languages face extinction in Georgia

By David Sichinava

Despite data suggesting thousands of native Mingrelian and Svan speakers, fears of nationalism are holding back efforts to save the languages.

Angry protesters block officials from HPP meeting in Georgia’s Svaneti

The government-organised meeting planned to discuss the environmental impact assessment report of a hydropower plant project in the region.

Angry protesters block officials from HPP meeting in Georgia’s Svaneti

The government-organised meeting planned to discuss the environmental impact assessment report of a hydropower plant project in the region.

Svans ‘swear on icons’ to oppose gold mine

Over 200 people gathered in the Georgian capital Tbilisi for a meeting in opposition to a gold mine in the Svan village of Ieli.

Svans ‘swear on icons’ to oppose gold mine

Over 200 people gathered in the Georgian capital Tbilisi for a meeting in opposition to a gold mine in the Svan village of Ieli.

Riot police deployed to Svaneti in ‘illegal logging’ crackdown

Local residents claim the authorities are trying to thwart their resistance to hydropower plant construction in the area.

Riot police deployed to Svaneti in ‘illegal logging’ crackdown

Local residents claim the authorities are trying to thwart their resistance to hydropower plant construction in the area.

River Nenskra flood cuts off 10 villages in Svaneti

The company constructing the Nenskra Dam on the river has denied accusations their work was connected to the flooding.

River Nenskra flood cuts off 10 villages in Svaneti

The company constructing the Nenskra Dam on the river has denied accusations their work was connected to the flooding.

Video — Dozens protest in Svaneti village against hydropower plant

Protesters say the 130-metre high dam is a threat to the people, culture, and environment of Svaneti, and vowed to prevent construction going ahead.

Video — Dozens protest in Svaneti village against hydropower plant

Protesters say the 130-metre high dam is a threat to the people, culture, and environment of Svaneti, and vowed to prevent construction going ahead.

Protesters rally against construction of big dams in Georgia

Dozens gathered in Tbilisi on Wednesday to rally against construction of dams in their regions.

Protesters rally against construction of big dams in Georgia

Dozens gathered in Tbilisi on Wednesday to rally against construction of dams in their regions.

EBRD to finance Nenskra dam in Svaneti

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has approved $214 million for the project in north-west Georgia, despite resistance from locals.

EBRD to finance Nenskra dam in Svaneti

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has approved $214 million for the project in north-west Georgia, despite resistance from locals.

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